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Benton County Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

Authorities have ruled two deaths in Benton County as a murder-suicide.

Last Friday, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assisted the Urbana Police Department in the investigation of a possible murder/suicide. The Urbana Police Department received a 911 call from 59-year old Garry Jensen, stating he had shot and killed his wife, 54-year old Margaret Jensen. Law enforcement responded to the Jensen home in Urbana and found Margaret Jensen dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Garry Jensen was also found dead in the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 
Autopsies have confirmed Margaret Jensen’s cause of death was the result of a gunshot wound and manner of death was homicide. Garry Jensen’s death was also ruled a suicide.

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