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Smith County deputies believe two bodies found on the side of Texas Highway 31 are the victims of a murder-suicide.

The bodies were found Wednesday around 9:06 p.m. in the 24000 block of Texas 31 East, after a woman noticed a single body and called the police, according to a news release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman led deputies to a man’s body.

Deputies swept the area and found the body of a second man.

Both individuals suffered apparent gunshot wounds, according to authorities.

The first victim had multiple gunshot wounds. The second victim, who was a short distance away, had a single gunshot wound to the head.

The identities of the two men have not been confirmed.

Autopsies have been ordered.

The investigation is ongoing.

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