Nixa Police Investigating Deaths of Married Couple

The Nixa Police Department is investigating the deaths of a married couple found on Saturday afternoon.

Police reported to Stone Meadow Estates Apartment complex in South Fairway Avenue for a medical call. They arrived to find Patricia L Lepper, 64, and Terry J. Lepper, 66, both of Nixa, dead from gunshot wounds.

Investigators told media that Patricia Lepper had an ex parte order against him, and that police had responded to the address twice in the last three months because of domestic violence issues.

Autopsies are pending, and police say there is no danger to the community.

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