A physician and his wife are dead after what police are calling a murder-suicide.

Shortly after 11 Monday morning police got a 911 call from a neighbor who found the bodies at a home on Flairwood Drive in Cross Lanes.

“They discovered a man and his wife whose bodies were inside,” said Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. Brian Humphreys.

Humphreys said both victims had gunshot wounds and currently it is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Deputies would not release the names of the victims, but a neighbor identified one of the them as Bruce Foster.

Humphreys said coworkers got concerned when Foster never showed up for work Monday.

“Some coworkers got concerned about him and came to the house to check on him and when a neighbor saw them outside, they helped in finding a way inside the house and that’s when they discovered the bodies,” said Humphreys

Foster and his wife were last seen together sometime Saturday, according to Humphreys. 

The bodies have been sent to the state Medical Examiner’s Office to undergo an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing.

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