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Two bodies were found dead Wednesday morning inside a house in Hughesville.
Charles County sheriff’s officers suspect a murder-suicide though sheriff’s office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said it is too early in the investigation to be certain.
At 11:45 a.m. July 16, officers were called to the 6900 block of Wood Glen Drive after the homeowner discovered his son, Damian Harley, 37, inside the house and deceased from a gunshot wound.
Nearby, officers also found the body of a woman who also had a fatal gunshot wound.
A sheriff’s office report emailed Wednesday afternoon states officers believe that Damian Harley shot the woman and then shot himself.
Richardson said officers recovered a “long gun” from the scene.
“Right now it looks like it could be a murder-suicide,” Richardson said, adding that it’s too early to tell as forensics still have to finish processing the scene, and detectives still are interviewing witnesses and family members.
“At this point it does not look like foul play was involved,” she said, meaning no other individual is suspected in the deaths.
Richardson said Harley and the woman did not live at the house where they were found. She said officers heard the man had lived there before, but it was not his current residence.