Authorities Investigating Murder-Suicide In Webster County

Authorities in Webster County are investigating a murder-suicide that was discovered Saturday night north of Fordland.

The Webster County Sheriff says deputies were called to a house on Hidden Pond Road and when they got there, found a man and a woman dead with gunshot wounds.

The man was identified as 66-year-old Nelson Sparks.

The sheriff says it looks as if the woman shot Sparks before turning the gun on herself.

The woman’s name has not been released.

Authorities say Nelson Sparks son was the one who called police around 8:30 p.m. Saturday after he went to check on his father and discovered the two bodies.

The son told authorities he hadn’t heard from his father in a week.

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