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Two dead after murder-suicide

A murder-suicide occurred at this residence northeast of Hoisington on Tuesday evening.

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 HOISINGTON – The investigation continues into the apparent murder/suicide Tuesday night that left two rural Barton County residents dead at a farm residence about seven miles northeast of Hoisington, the Barton County Sheriff’s Office reported  Wednesday.
Dead are 35-year-old Justin Heggemeier and 39-year-old Michelle Heggemeier, who both lived at the home in the 1600 block of NE 20 Avenue. The preliminary investigation indicates Michelle was shot at close range and Justin died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to a BCSO news release issued by Sheriff Brian Bellendir, at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, deputies responded to the ...

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