Apparent murder-suicide in south Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Authorities are investigating what they say is an apparent murder-suicide that happened on Monday afternoon

The incident reportedly happened at an apartment on Glenlea Street in south Lake Charles.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the home around 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon after an employer called authorities because one of his employees had not shown up for work.

Officials have identified the victims as 43-year-old David and  43-year-old Melissa Hoffpauir.

Investigators say they believe David Hoffpauir shot and killed his ex-wife Melissa, then turned the gun on himself.

Investigators also say that the last time anyone spoke to David Hoffpauir appears to be around 9:30 Sunday night.

Authorities continue their investigation.

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