The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide after a woman who was reported missing and her estranged husband were found dead on Friday.
The bodies of 42-year-old Genevieve Smith of Higginsport and 55-year-old Andrew Smith of Maysville Kentucky were found in a parked car in the driveway of a home on Schwallie Drive in the Ripley area Friday evening. Both had suffered gunshot wounds and a gun was found inside the car.
Investigators are still trying to determine for certain who fired the fatal shots. According to family members, Genevieve Smith and Andrew Smith were separated. Genevieve had obtained a protection order against her estranged husband.
Authorities are awaiting the results of an official autopsy.