Couple found dead in apparent murder/suicide


At about 10:40pm Thursday, deputies were called to a home located in the 2000 block of Cordelia Place. Deputies arrived at the scene and discovered two bodies in a bathroom, both deceased from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

Deputies found the bodies of Paula Simpson, 47, the resident of the home, and Jim Phillips, 46, of Houston, who officials say was Simpson's boyfriend.

Autopsies will be performed by the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office to determine the cause of death. The case is still under investigation.

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