CABOOL, Mo. -- The Cabool Police Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide. Officers say it appears Tammy Fleming, 43, shot her son, Charles Loftis, 15, and then turned the gun on herself.
A family member went to check on Fleming late Monday and found them dead at their home in the 600 block of Sunset.
Police say Fleming had no criminal history and there were no signs of drugs in the home, only personal despair and desperation. They say there was a suicide note left behind that they believe was written by Fleming that might shed some light as to why she did this.
"The note that was left at the scene indicated there were financial concerns for the family and apparently she saw no other way out. Evidence at the scene indicated that she had shot the son and then took her own life,” said Officer Walter Darter.