Murder/Suicide Investigation Continues in Monroe County

Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate what they believe is a probable murder-suicide.

According to Chief Deputy Joe Colston, the sheriff-elect, deputies were called to a house off of Highway D near Santa Fe last week on Thursday and discovered the bodies of a man and woman.

Investigators identified the bodies as 49 year old Ami Allison Clayton and 49 year old Jewell William Gardner.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that both subjects had apparent gunshot wounds.

A firearm was found at the scene, and no evidence was discovered indicating anyone outside the home was involved in the incident.