Authorities investigating a New Year’s Day double-shooting in Urbana have ruled the deaths a murder-suicide.

According to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Urbana police received a 911 call from 59-year-old Garry Jensen stating that he had shot and killed his wife.

Officers who responded to the home at 300 Main Street Friday found the body of 54-year-old Margaret Jensen. They also discovered the body of Garry Jensen. Both died of apparent gunshot wounds.

The DCI said autopsies conducted by the State Medical Examiner confirmed that the cause of Margaret Jensen’s death was homicide. Garry Jensen’s death was ruled a suicide.

Benton County sheriff’s officials and the Benton County Attorney’s Office assisted in the investigation.

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