According to the Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office, the cause of death for a woman who was found dead after a house fire in Flour Bluff last week was a gunshot wound to the head.
The fire occurred early in the morning on Thursday, March 7, at a home on the 400 block of Military Drive. Fire crews discovered two bodies inside the house -- a woman in her 40s, and a man believed to be in his 70s or 80s.
The cause of death of the male victim is still under investigation.
Neighbors and fire crews reported hearing the sound of gunfire coming from the home during the fire. When the two victims were pulled out of the home, it was discovered that the female body had a gunshot wound to the head, but it was unclear whether or not foul play was involved or the wound was the result of ammunition being set off in the fire.
Police investigated, sifting through the debris a shovel at a time looking for shell casings and live ammunition. By Friday, March 8, police were investigating the case as a possible murder-suicide.
At the time, police were saying that evidence indicated that the gunshot wound did not appear to be self-inflicted, and that the male victim was alive during the fire.
On Wednesday, Senior Officer Kirk Stowers of the Corpus Christi Police Department said they are waiting on the cause of death of the male victim to be released before they verify what kind of case they are dealing with.
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