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Mother, son found dead, sheriff's office investigating as possible murder-suicide

Both were found dead with apparent gunshot wounds Thursday afternoon, the sheriff's office said.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) is investigating a possible murder-suicide involving an elderly woman and her son, the department said Friday.

According to a release from JCSO, deputies responded to a home in the 7900 block of South Estes Street in the Ken Caryl area southwest of Littleton on the report of a possible suicide at 2:50 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies arrived to discover the 62-year-old man and his mother who is 91 years old dead with apparent gunshot wounds, according to the release.

Investigators were called in to process the scene and conduct interviews, the release said.

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JCSO said it's an ongoing investigation, but they do not believe anyone else was involved and said there is no risk to the community.

A spokesperson for the department said a final determination on the circumstances of the incident has not been determined, but confirms only one weapon was found. 

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