MOUNDS VIEW, Minn. (WCCO) — A husband and wife found dead in their Mounds View, Minn. home last Wednesday killed their dog before taking their own lives, according to police.
“We’re awaiting for the final results from the medical examiner’s office,” said Police Chief Tom Kinney. “Early investigation stages show the scene is consistent with an apparent murder-suicide.”
The victims, 47-year-old Mark Schnor and his wife, 39-year-old Christine Schnor were found dead in their home around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Both were found with a single gunshot wound.
Kinney says it looks like Mark had shot Christine before taking his own life. A handgun was recovered at the scene.
The Mounds View Police Department responded to the home, located on the 2900 block of County Road 10, to check on the welfare of the couple, after receiving calls from a concerned relative who hadn’t heard from them for several days.
Kinney also confirmed the couple had shot and killed their dog before taking their own lives.
“Apparently the couple owned a dog and the dog was found deceased as well with an apparent gunshot wound,” said Kinney.