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Police: League City husband, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Investigators said they made the discovery after receiving a welfare check request when the husband didn't show up at work.

LEAGUE CITY, Texas — League City police are investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide of a married couple.

Police said a call for a welfare check came in Monday at around 9:30 a.m. for a man who didn’t show up for work. Police said officers went to his home on Magnolia Estates Drive near Main Street, and when they looked in the home, they noticed a woman lying on the floor.

Police forced their way in and found a man and woman both dead in what they said appeared to be a murder-suicide. Weapons were also reportedly recovered.

The couple has been identified as 57-year-old Sally Staehli and 54-year-old Lance Staehli.  

Police said the investigation is ongoing and ask anyone who has information about this case to call them at 281-554-1885.

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