Identities released in an apparent murder-suicide

MINERAL WELLS – The Wood County Sheriff’s Department has identified the people in an apparent murder-suicide this morning.

Deputies this afternoon said 43-year-old Christine Johnston was shot multiple times and her boyfriend James Auvil, 53, suffered a single gunshot wound at their 408 Sarah St. residence in the Oaks Trailer Park off Coldwater Creek Road.

According to an announcement on the sheriff’s office Facebook page, deputies were responding to a call received at 7:53 a.m. from a woman who said a man was threatening her and making suicidal threats as well. When deputies arrived at the Oaks Trailer Park in Mineral Wells at 8 a.m., both victims had been shot.

Paramedics were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive the individuals. The man and woman were pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.