Burkesville man kills his wife, then himself

A man from Burkesville shot and killed his wife, then himself during an altercation on Sunday morning, state police said.

Blanton Howard, 75, and his wife, Stephanie Howard, 39, were found dead at their home on Scott River Drive in Burkesville. State police were called to the scene by Cumberland County dispatchers just after 8:30 a.m., according to a news release.

Trooper Billy Gregory said state police do not have a motive for the shooting, and they have not found court records indicating a history of domestic violence between the two.

Autopsies were conducted Monday, and state police are continuing to investigate.