Oneonta murder-suicide: Man shot woman twice, then killed himself, police say

A man shot a woman twice and then shot himself on the afternoon of Saturday, March 7 in Oneonta, a forensic pathologist has concluded.

The two were found dead outside their rented home in Oneonta on Sunday, March 8, in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide, according to a New York State Police press release and the Daily Star

Forty-four-year-old Tifanne K. Wells and 51-year-old George L. Jones were found dead outside behind a house on County Road 47 in Oneonta at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 by state troopers, who were responding to a 911 call from a "concerned party." Both bodies are undergoing autopsies at Lourdes Hospital in Johnson City as part of the investigation, which is ongoing.

Sources have told the Daily Star that police suspect that the incident was a murder-suicide involving a gun.

On Monday afternoon, police confirmed that Wells was killed by two gunshot wounds, and that Jones was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. From a State Police press release:

On March 9, 2015, Forensic Pathologist, Dr. James Terzian conducted an autopsy on Tifanne K. Wells and ruled the manner of her death to be a homicide caused by two gunshot wounds. Dr. Terzian conducted an autopsy on George L. Jones and ruled the manner of his death to be a suicide as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The autopsies were conducted at Lourdes Hospital, Johnson City, New York. The investigation is continuing through interviews and forensic analysis to determine the circumstances that led to the fatalities. It is believed that the timing of the incident was late in the afternoon of Saturday March 7th, 2015.

Update: 3/9/15, 4:30 p.m.: This story has been updated with new information. -- Ed.