Two found dead in murder-suicide

Sunday, July 28, 2002

JOPLIN, Mo. -- A home health care nurse was found shot to death Friday in Joplin, and her estranged husband was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound a short time later, police said.

The deaths were being investigated as a murder-suicide.

Police identified the woman as Connie White and her husband, George White.

Connie White was found in the home where she worked. George White was found dead about five blocks away.

Court records show that Connie White had filed for divorce and had applied for an order of protection against her husband.

George White's brother, Jay White of Joplin, told the newspaper that George had placed calls to their sister after shooting his wife. Asked if George White had indicated to the sister that he intended to take his own life, his brother responded: "I love you guys, but it's all over."

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