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Kerrville Councilman, Wife, Found Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide

City of Kerrville

Kerrville City Councilman Gary Stork and his wife, Peggy, were found dead in their home Saturday night.  Each had gunshot wounds to their heads. The case is being investigated as a possible murder-suicide.

A firearm was recovered at the scene and autopsies on both victims are being conducted today (Monday.)

Councilman Stork was a suspect in an indecency with a child case over a July 4, 2016 incident. The case is still scheduled to be presented to the grand jury on Tuesday.

Kerrville City Manager Todd Parton says Stork was lively and energetic.  

"Mr. Stork worked very hard for our community. He was always a strong proponent of trying to do the right thing and trying to move our community forward," he says.

Parton says people are in shock.

"People are saddened and there’s a lot of prayer and people are holding the family and friends and all the folks that were involved in the situation in prayer," he says.   

Parton says the city’s charter has a provision for vacated council seats that City Council will make an appointment to fill the seat within 30 days of the vacancy. The appointee would then finish out the term.