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Lexington authorities investigating SC couple found dead in Leesville home

Lexington County authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and woman found Friday at their Leesville home with apparent gunshot wounds to the head.

Michael Dewayne Blume, 54, and Wanda F. Howard, 61, were found dead in their home at 432 Truex Road in Leesville after a family member asked for a welfare check, Lexington Coroner Margaret Fisher said.

Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies found the couple Friday around 6 p.m.

Fisher said both Blume and Howard appear to have died from gunshot wounds to the head. Fisher had an autopsy scheduled for Saturday morning to confirm the cause of death.

The case is under investigation by the sheriff’s office and coroner. Investigators have no reason to believe that any other people were involved in the deaths.

Reach Self at (803) 771-8658