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Mecosta Co. couple dead in apparent murder suicide

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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.

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