2 die in murder-suicide in east Williamson County

Two people found dead inside a home on County Road 424 in Thrall on Jan. 3, 2018. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)
Two people found dead inside a home on County Road 424 in Thrall on Jan. 3, 2018. (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey)

THRALL, Texas (KXAN) — Two died in a shooting north of Thrall early Wednesday morning in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called out to the 5400 block of County Road 424 at 12:48 a.m. where they found a Ellen Rachelle DeHart, 42, with a single gunshot wound and Richard Lee DeHart, 48, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Other family members were in the home at the time but did not witness the shooting.

“Initial reports indicate that this is a family disturbance,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a release.

Sheriff Robert Chody said the public is not at risk and there are no further suspects, but that the investigation is slower than normal because it happened in a remote location.

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