Police were investigating an apparent murder-suicide Monday morning in the 5700 block of Kelsey Drive. (Mark Slavit/KRCG 13)
The Columbia Police Department stated a man and woman were found dead Monday morning at a Columbia residence.
Officers went to the home shortly after 8:30 a.m. and found Wayne and Mary Trentman dead from gunshot wounds. According to a press release, Wayne Trentman called 911 at around 8:30 a.m. and said his wife was dead. When officers arrived, they found Mary Trentman dead, along with Wayne. Both died from gunshot wounds.
Officers responded to a house in the 5700 block of Kelsey Drive and found an elderly couple died from a gunshot wound. Police said the husband had called 911 to report his wife was dead. When they arrived on scene, first responders found the man had died as well, with evidence indicating his death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Anyone with information about this incident has been asked to contact the Columbia Police Department at (573) 874-7652 or Crimestoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – An elderly couple is dead after an apparent murder-suicide Monday in northeast Columbia.
Columbia police found Wayne and Mary Trentman dead from gunshot wounds in a home at 5704 Kelsey Drive after officers were called there at about 8:30 a.m. Monday, according to a news release. Wayne Trentman was 79 and Mary Trentman was 83.
Police said Wayne Trentman had called 911 and said his wife had died. Officers when they arrived also found Wayne Trentman had been shot and determined his wound was self-inflicted.
Police had spent much of the morning at the home with crime scene tape up around the yard. A crime scene investigation van was also at the scene.