Man’s suicide leads police to wife’s body in another county

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Officers checking on the wife of a man who killed himself in Orangeburg found her dead from a gunshot wound at her Richland County home.

Orangeburg Public Safety Capt. Victor Cordon told media outlets a 38-year-old man was found dead around 3 a.m. Saturday after his neighbors heard gunshots.

Cordon says officers called Richland County deputies to ask officers to help them tell the man’s wife he was dead.

Authorities say deputies then found 46-year-old Danielle Colburn-Govan dead from a gunshot to the upper body.

Police think the man killed Colburn-Govan before killing himself, but the investigation continues.

The man’s name has not been released.

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