Murder-suicide in rural Blue Earth County 19 Feb 18

An apparent murder-suicide is under investigation in Blue Earth County in rural Mapleton near Beauford. The Sheriff’s department says deputies were called around 9 p.m. Friday night for a domestic altercation between a husband and wife. As deputies were responding, the husband, identified as 57-year-old Timothy Moore came on the phone and told dispatch that he had shot his wife and that she wass dead. He also said that he intended to take his own life. When law enforcement arrived, both Timothy and 49-year-old Lori Moore were dead inside the home of apparent gun shots. Officials say preliminary findings appear consistent with a murder-suicide. The Mapleton, Tri-City, Eagle Lake Police Departments, Mankato Department of Public Safety, State Patrol and Gold Cross Ambulance all responded to the scene. The incident remains under investigation.