Homicide near Creve Coeur being investigated as a murder-suicide

CREVE COEUR, Mo. - Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department are investigating a murder-suicide involving a husband and wife.

The couple was found dead inside a residence in the 1400 block of Orchard Lakes around 4 a.m. Sunday.

At around 11 p.m. Saturday evening, St. Louis County police received a call for a welfare check at the residence. Police were unsuccessful in making contact with anyone at the house and left the scene. Police received another call for a welfare check at the same residence at around 11:15 p.m. and again responded. Officers tried to make contact with someone in the house and, while looking through a window, observed a man walking inside. Officers tried to get his attention and heard one gunshot come from inside the residence. Officers then backed off of the house and set up a perimeter.

The St. Louis County SWAT Team arrived on the scene to assist and entered the home Sunday morning, at which time they discovered the two victims.

The woman was identified as 44-year-old Michelle Moore. Her husband was identified as 52-year-old Michael Moore.

According to Sgt. Shawn McGuire, a St. Louis County police spokesman, the husband lived at the residence on Orchard Lakes. The female victim had been living in Kingwood, Texas.