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East Georgia murder-suicide involved couple who lived in White County
Couple had moved back home to Lincolnton just a few months ago
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Officials are still investigating the murder-suicide of a couple who lived in White County until a few months ago.

A relative found the bodies of Chris Holloway, 53, and his wife, Pamela LeRoy Holloway, 37, at their home in Lincolnton around 8 a.m. Monday.

Family members heard shots fired at the home and called Lincoln County Sheriff's officers to the scene, said Mike Ayers, special agent in charge of the regional Georgia Bureau of Investigation's office in Thomson.

A domestic dispute turned deadly when Chris Holloway shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

"That's all we really know at this time," Ayers said Wednesday. "We're waiting on results from the autopsies."

The bodies were sent to the GBI's lab in Augusta on Monday for an autopsy.

Officials don't know whether Chris Holloway had a history of domestic violence. The couple, originally from Lincolnton, moved from White County less than four months ago to care for relatives, Ayers said.

The murder is the first in Lincoln County in more than five years.