A man and a woman were found dead Sunday in a murder-suicide according to the authorities.
The investigation began when David James, 42, was found dead on County Road 114 in the Lafayette community of Chambers County with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Coroner Jeff Jones.
The Lee County coroner, Bill Harris said, asked the Sheriffs office to work a welfare check in the private residences of 6000 block of U.S. 29 North in Cusseta, where the officers deposited a welfare check on James wife, an enviable employee.
When the police arrived, Quentinna James 42, was pronounced dead on the scene, according to Harris. Quentinna James, 42, appeared unresponsive. She had been shot and she was unresponsive.
According to the investigators, David James shot his wife and then went to Lafayette before turning on a gun. It's unclear what transpired in the deaths, but investigators believe he shot his wife, then went to Lafayette and then turned on his wife's gun.
Both bodies have been taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for autopsies. The incident remains under investigation by the Lee County Coroners Office, the Lee County Sheriffs Office, and the Chambers County Sheriffs Office. The criminals are investigating the incident.