BEDFORD CO., Va. -

The medical examiner has determined that two Bedford County residents found in July died in a murder-suicide.

The decomposing bodies of Ruby Laughon and Brent Laughon were found July 19 at a home on Tucker Terrace.

The medical examiner determined that Rudy Laughon died from multiple gunshots, and Brent Laughon died from a single gunshot wound.

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Story from August 11, 2014

The Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke has identified the second partially decomposed body found last month in Bedford County as Ruby Laughon.

She was 73.

Ruby Laughon and Brent Laughon were found dead on Tucker Terrace on July 19.

The property was deeded to Ruby Laughon

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Story from July 24, 2014

The Bedford County Sheriff's Office has identified one of the partially decomposed bodies found Saturday in the Evington area.

Brent Laughon, 48, has been identified as one of the people found dead. The second person has not been positively identified yet.

The property is deeded to Ruby Laughon, but the sheriff's office hasn't confirmed whether she is one of the people who died.

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Story from July 22, 2014

A preliminary investigation into the two partially decomposed bodies found Saturday in Bedford County does not indicate the involvement of a third person, according to the Bedford County Sheriff's Office.

The identification of the two people found dead and the cause of death will not be determined until the results of an autopsy are completed. The autopsy could take several weeks.

The property is deeded to Ruby Laughon, but the sheriff's office hasn't confirmed whether she is one of the people who died.

Laughon lived at the home with her son.

Here is the news release from the Bedford County Sheriff's Office:

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death of the two victims found on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 on Tucker Terrace. In addition to the victims remains found at the scene, numerous items of physical evidence will be submitted to the forensic science laboratory in Roanoke. The exact identification, manner and cause of death of the victims can only be determined by a complete and thorough autopsy. The autopsy and the examination of the forensic evidence may take several weeks or more before any investigative conclusions can be reached. Preliminary investigations of these deaths does not indicate the involvement of a third party. However, the investigation is ongoing.

Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators are not making assumptions concerning the two deaths. But will follow where ever the evidence leads them.

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Original story from Monday, July 21