Autopsy confirms murder-suicide in Live Oak

Man killed his wife before turning the gun on himself

Published On: Apr 23 2013 12:55:47 PM CDT
LIVE OAK, Texas -

An autopsy has confirmed a murder-suicide investigation that began in Live Oak Sunday afternoon.

Officers were called to the home of Colen Burke, 44, and wife Esther, 40, where both were found dead Sunday.

According to the Medical Examiner, Colen shot and killed his wife, before taking his own life.

The couple had a 13-year-old daughter who was not at home at the time.

Esther also had a 23-year-old daughter.