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GRAVETTE -- Gravette police are investigating what they believe to be a murder and suicide that occurred Thursday evening, Sept. 26.

According to a Monday morning news release, officers from the Gravette Police Department responded to a call from a family member at the scene, a home located on 1007 Rocky Dell Road N.E. Upon arrival, police found two victims inside the home, both deceased.

The deceased have been identified as a male victim, Michael Sales, and a female victim, Evelyn McGraw, according to the release.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and is presumed to have been used in the crime, the release states. The investigation is ongoing and is being worked as a murder/suicide, according to Captain Christopher Kelley, with the Gravette Police Department.

Both bodies have been sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab for further analysis.

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