The preliminary autopsy results on a Harris County couple involved in a murder-suidcide last week show that Andrea Holcombe died of a shotgun blast to the chest as her husband, Christopher Holcombe, was killed by a shotgun wound to the mouth, according to Coroner James Carver.
Christopher Holcombe killed his wife, then himself last Tuesday in their southern Harris County home not far from the Muscogee County line. He worked as a general superintendent for Clark Pinnacle, a building and housing management contractor at Fort Benning. Andrea Holcome was a financial analyst for Columbus electronic payment processor TSYS.
“There didn’t appear to be anything out of the ordinary,” Carver said Monday of the preliminary results.
The autopsies were conducted last week at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Decatur. It will take about two months to get the complete results.
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The Holcombes had three children, two boys and a girl. Their 15 year-old son discovered his parents’ bodies late Wednesday morning after retuning home from spending the night at a friend’s home.
A 5-year-old boy and 1-year-old girl were in the home at the time the shooting occurred Tuesday night and were still in the house when their brother discovered the bodies, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.