Live Oak couple found dead in possible murder-suicide

Live Oak police suspect Colen Burke killed wife Esther Burke

A Live Oak couple, identified as Colen Burke and Esther Burke, were found shot to death Sunday in their home in the 11600 block of Lone Shadow Trail.

They are believed to have died in a murder suicide, according to Live Oak police investigators.

"This is still pending the final reports and the autopsy," said Sgt. Anita Seamans with the Live Oak Police Department. "It appears that he took her life and then took his own."

Police said another relative told them she last saw the couple, who were married, early Sunday when she left for church.

Investigators said it appears they died at some time before 5 p.m. Sunday. They said they did not find any signs of a break-in at the home.

The couple has a 13-year-old daughter who was not home at the time, police said.

Although investigators listed Colen Burke's age as 40, and Esther Burke's as 36, shows Colen Burke is 44 years old and Esther Burke was 40.

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