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Doctor Found Dead Along With His Wife Had Revolver In His Hand
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Videographer: Bob Aaron
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Feb. 18, 2013 2:10 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 20, 2013 9:47 AM EST
Cross Lanes , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A doctor who was found dead along with his wife in their Cross Lanes home had a revolver in his hand when the bodies were discovered, Kanawha County Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Humphreys said.
The bodies of Dr. Bruce Foster and his wife, Marlise, were found in their home on Flairwood Drive on Monday morning. Both had one gunshot wound to the head. A firearms trace is being conducted and detectives are awaiting the results of that trace to determine ownership of the gun, Humphreys said.
No suicide note was found. Humphreys said investigators are not releasing the possible motives at this time while the investigation is ongoing.
Eyewitness News has learned the names of the man and woman who were found dead inside a Cross Lanes home Monday.
Bruce and Marlise Foster were found dead inside their home on Flairwood Drive, said Kanawha County Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Humphreys. Deputies are treating their deaths as an apparent murder-suicide.
Bruce Foster was reportedly a doctor at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston. Media outlets report that Foster specialized in end-of-life-care and was the author of a book titled "Death and Dying, or Can You Love Me Enough to Let Me Go?".
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found Monday in Cross Lanes are the result of an apparent murder-suicide, a Kanawha County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Cpl. Brian Humphreys said it is not clear at this point which of the victims was the shooter. The shootings occurred at a residence on Flairwood Drive. The bodies were discovered at 11:15 a.m.
Eyewitness News has a crew at the scene. Stay tuned for updates and more on this story tonight at 6.
The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Monday afternoon at a residence in Cross Lanes.
A neighbor went to check on a home on Flairwood Drive and found the bodies, Cpl. Brian Humphreys said. Flairwood Drive is off Rock Fork Road.
Kanawha County sheriff's deputies were at the scene investigating.
Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.
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