Police in Temple are investigating what appears to have been a murder-suicide.

Officers reported finding the bodies of a man and a woman while conducting a welfare check at a home on North 1st St. at 3:07 PM Thursday.

According to Temple PD Public Information Officer Ellen Morton, a preliminary investigation indicates that the man fatally shot the woman before ending his own life.

The identities of the deceased were being withheld Thursday night pending the notification of family. Their remains will undergo autopsy as police continue their investigation.

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