Murder-Suicide in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, AR - A local man and his wife have been found shot to death in what authorities are calling a murder-suicide.

It happened in Swifton Sunday afternoon around 12:30.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says it received a 911 call from a man who said his father-in-law had called and told him he had just shot his mother-in-law and was going to shoot himself.

When deputies arrived at their home on County Rd., they found the couple's bodies on the kitchen floor, along with a single shot 12-gauge shotgun.

They are identified as Gayland McCall, 78, and Mary C. McCall, 79.

Their bodies have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsies.

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