Former state trooper and wife identified in Halifax murder-suicide

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SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WDBJ7) - The Halifax County Sheriff's Office has identified two people found dead in an apparent murder-suicide as a former Virgina State Trooper and his wife.

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Investigators say 44-year-old Philip Leath and 37-year-old Lori Leath were found dead Tuesday.

Deputies had been called about a shooting on Bellevue Road in the South Boston area at 9:33 a.m. Christmas Eve. They found the two bodies in the road.

A weapon was also found at the scene.

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