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Sheriff: 2 dead in possible murder-suicide inside Orion Township home

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ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A man and woman were found shot to death Friday in what appears to be a murder-suicide inside an Orion Township home, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies went to the home to conduct a welfare check. Both victims were found dead with apparent gunshot wounds. 

Deputies also found a 17-year-old exchange student from Japan in the home. She was not injured. She told investigators she heard the couple -- a 57-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman -- arguing late Thursday evening, which has happened before. 

The Sheriff's Office said it appears a "domestic situation" escalated to a possible murder-suicide. 

The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct autopsies while this remains under investigation. 


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