Apparent murder-suicide in University Park

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by By JORDAN HOFEDITZ / The Dallas Morning News

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Posted on September 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 19 at 6:18 PM

Texas DPS
Mary and Roscoe Halcomb

UNIVERSITY PARK - University Park police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide.

The bodies of Roscoe Halcomb, 66, and Mary Halcomb, 59, were discovered Wednesday evening after a relative had not heard from the couple in a few days and went to check on them, police said.

Their bodies were discovered in a home in the 4000 block of Purdue Street about 10 p.m. Both suffered gunshot wounds, police said.

Neighbor Mikee Smythe said the couple had brought her a pie when she and her family first moved into the neighborhood two years ago.

Smythe said Roscoe Halcomb went by the name "Spud" and that he dealt in antiquities and traveled frequently. She said Mary Halcomb worked in the jewelry business.

Smythe said she heard Roscoe Halcomb last night and that her young daughter later saw flashing lights outside their home as police and medical crews arrived.

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