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Wyoming County couple found dead in suspected murder, suicide

SHELDON – Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies who were dispatched to a Route 78 home for a “welfare check” on Sunday found a dead husband and wife.

Deputies discovered the bodies of Edson “Al” Barber, 67, and Ellen Barber, 64, both of whom were shot once.

An autopsy was conducted and preliminary reports indicate the shootings were a murder/suicide.

Neither had been heard from in several days, officials said Monday.

The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division is conducting an investigation. State police assisted at the scene of the shootings.