Police: 2 deaths in Topeka were murder-suicide


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Police say the deaths of two people in a southeast Topeka apartment were a murder-suicide.

Police spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen said Thursday that 32-year-old Valerie Taylor was found dead Tuesday afternoon by officers responding to a medical call. Taylor died from a single gunshot wound.

Koenen said in a news release that police believe Taylor was killed by her boyfriend, 37-year-old James Allen Jr., who was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police are not searching for anyone else in the case.


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