Mecosta Co. couple dead in apparent murder suicide

Posted at 9:45 AM, Jan 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 09:45:04-05

COLFAX TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A woman and her boyfriend are dead after an apparent murder suicide Sunday afternoon.

Mecosta County Sheriff deputies say they were called to a home in Colfax Township at about 6:00pm Sunday.  There, they found Kathleen Blackburn, 48, dead from a gunshot wound.  Her boyfriend, Gabrial Harkins, 33, of Rodney was also found dead at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputies say the investigation shows that Harkins killed Blackburn and then killed himself.