APD: 2 siblings dead in murder-suicide in northwest Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police said Thursday the two people who died in a murder-suicide in northwest Austin on Monday were related.

The incident took place at a home in the 8700 block of Bluegrass Drive around 12:19 p.m.


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When officers arrived on scene, the Austin Police Department said they found Ashley Harris, 57, and Jacob Barlow, 62, “with trauma to their bodies.” They were pronounce dead at 12:53 and 12:55 p.m.

Detectives determined the case was a murder-suicide between siblings, APD said.

Through autopsies, the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office found Harris was the victim of homicide, and Barlow died by suicide. Both died from gunshot wounds.

Anyone with information about what happened can call APD Homicide at (512) 974-TIPS.

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