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Couple found dead in their mobile home

Two Pike County residents are dead of gunshot wounds and one isin the intensive care unit at Southwest Mississippi RegionalMedical Center after family members found them in their home Fridayevening, officials said.

Pike County Coroner Percy Pittman said Sandra Connors, 59, andher husband Kenneth Connors, 64, both of 104 Huskey Lane, werefound shot to death in their trailer around 6 p.m. Friday. A thirdfamily member, still living, was also in the home at the time, saidPittman.

“They’d been dead a day or so,” Pittman said.

Officials said family members had become concerned when they hadnot heard from the Connorses in recent days, at which point theycontacted the sheriff’s department. The door of the home, which waslocked from the inside, had to be forced open.

Pike County Chief Deputy Steve Rushing said the scene and thecrime are both still very much under investigation.

“This is something we were called to yesterday afternoon, andwere working into the night on the scene,” he said. “We still arejust at the ground level and trying to look at what we’ve gottenfrom last night. Certainly we’re just trying to go from there.”

Both Sandra and Kenneth Connors have been sent to theMississippi State Crime Lab for autopsy. Pittman said resultsshould be final sometime during the weekend.

The name of the relative who was in the home when the Connorseswere found has not been released yet, but Rushing said he is one ofseveral potential witnesses investigators would like to talk toabout the incident.

“We have processed the scene and have a lot of people tointerview, with the other person in the house being one of thosepeople,” he said. “We will see what they can enlighten us on so weknow what direction we want to take this in.”

The unnamed relative was taken from the home to McComb hospital,Rushing said, but had not sustained any gunshot wounds. Hiscondition appears to be some sort of a medical problem.

Pittman said a funeral home has not been chosen for arrangementsfor Sandra and Kenneth Connors yet. Rushing said more informationshould be available as the investigation continues.

Authorities have asked that anyone who might have information onthe shootings contact the Pike County Sheriff’s Department at601-783-2323, or Pike County Crimestoppers at 601-684-0033.