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Sheriff: Man killed wife, then himself in Johnston County home

Posted February 18, 2019 11:05 p.m. EST
Updated February 19, 2019 9:18 a.m. EST

— A Johnston County man fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Tuesday.

Robert Oden, 51, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the home he shared with his wife, Wanda Oden, 47, Johnston County sheriff's Capt. Jeff Caldwell said in a written statement.

Deputies were called to the couple's home, located in the 700 block of Davis Mill Road, shortly after 6:30 p.m. Monday, investigators said.

Officials did not say who called deputies to the home or say what may have prompted the shooting.

The sheriff's office said the investigation into the killings remains ongoing.