Deaths of 2 people in La Grange appear to be murder-suicide

TOWN OF LA GRANGE, Wis. — Police say two people who were found dead in the Town of La Grange had died of gunshot wounds.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says the body of a woman was found lying outside a residence on Thursday morning, and a man's body was found inside. Sheriff Scott Perkins told WEAU-TV that authorities believe the man killed the woman.

Authorities identified them Friday as 43-year-old Rhonda Woods and 54-year-old Patrick Woods, both of Tomah.

Authorities said the deaths were an isolated incident and the public was not in danger.

The La Crosse Tribune reports the residence was near an elementary school. Law enforcement officials advised the school to keep children indoors during the response to the scene.