DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say they're investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a man and a woman.
Police say they were called Monday morning to a home in northeast Des Moines after a woman stopped by to check on a friend, who hadn't shown up for work.
The woman found a back door ajar and because she felt uncomfortable, called police.
Officers went inside and found 48-year-old Melissa Jo Downing and 49-year-old Matthew John Hansen dead. Police say it was an apparent murder-suicide, and they identified Downing as the victim and Hansen as the suspect.
Police say it appears both died of gunshot wounds.