Officers located an elderly married couple inside the residence. Each individual had evidence of a fatal gunshot wound. The husband called 911 and stated his wife was deceased. When officers arrived they found the husband deceased as well. The initial investigation indicates that the husband’s gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
The investigation is ongoing. Next of kin has been notified. The couple has been identified as Wayne, 79, and Mary, 83, Trentman of Columbia.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at (573) 874-7652 or Crimestoppers at (573) 875-TIPS to remain anonymous.