TN Police Say Murder-Suicide Couple Was From KY

Contributor: Christine Winter
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Updated: 11/07/2013 7:42 pm
South Nashville Police say two people who died in an apparent murder-suicide were from Kentucky.

Officers say Jesse Meece killed his girlfriend Beth Straub, and hid her body in a trash can in the couple's basement.

Police believe Meece shot and killed himself several days later.

Officers found their bodies Monday after they were called to the couple's home.

Police say Meece's mother was worried about her son after he had missed several days of work.

Officers say they found his body on the couch.

Police also found a trash can behind a makeshift wall in the basement.

Investigators say they discovered a woman's body inside the can when it was unsealed at the Medical Examiner's office

Investigators believe Straub had been dead since at least October 27th.

The couple had reportedly moved to Nashville from Pulaski County.

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