DENTON COUNTY — A sheriff's deputy found a man and a woman dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a residence east of Denton on Monday, officials said.
Investigators said it appears that the man shot the woman and then took his own life.
The welfare check was prompted by someone who called 911 after the woman failed to show up for a meeting early Monday morning. The caller said she had helped that woman move out of a "domestic disturbance situation."
The caller told dispatchers the woman's car was in the driveway of her home in the 10200 block of Lakeview Drive in Providence Village, but that there was no answer at the door.
A neighbor reported hearing "thumps" and "door slamming" between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday.
The Denton County Sheriff said the woman had called the agency on Saturday morning, saying she was trying to move out of a house she shared with a boyfriend, but that he was keeping her out.
Deputies who responded said no assault had occurred and that the two had separated to stay with friends.
The identity of the man and the woman and the circumstances surrounding their deaths is under investigation.