The two bodies found in Chester on Tuesday have been identified as Francis LaBounty and Tanya LaBounty.
Liberty County Sheriff Doug Riggin said in a press release that Francis, 47 years old, and his wife Tanya, 42, both died from gunshots to the head.
Francis was the superintendent of the Chester-Joplin-Inverness school district, and Tanya was also employed by the district.
Their bodies were found at 11:29 a.m. at a residence in Chester.
A .357 revolver was recovered at the scene.
Tanya had been living apart from her husband following a recent domestic disturbance at their home in Chester, according to Sheriff Riggin.
Tanya had obtained a protective order against Francis and was living elsewhere, which is where the shootings occurred.
Riggin says that the manner of death will be disclosed after the autopsies are complete.
The Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday that there was no danger to the community.
We will update you when we get more information.
(TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6) MTN News has confirmed that the Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of two dead bodies.
The names of the two people have not yet been released, pending notification of family members.
The Sheriff's Office has not yet released any other details of the investigation, including when and where the bodies were found.
A Sheriff's Office representative stressed that there is no danger to the community.
We will update you as we get more information.