Gloucester Sheriff’s Office investigating apparent murder/suicide

by Kim Robins and Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Sep 15, 2010 - 03:18 PM

The Gloucester Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent murder/suicide of a husband and wife. Deputies were called to 11369 George Washington Highway around 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, where they found the bodies of 51-year-old Robert Harper and his wife, 40-year-old Lisa Harper, according to GSO Chief Deputy Darrell Warren. He said both were victims of gunshot wounds.

Lisa Harper lived at the house with her two teenage children, Warren said, and her husband had been living in Mathews. He said the husband and wife had been separated for two to four weeks. Warren said it appeared the deaths were a result of a murder/suicide but a final determination was pending a report from the medical examiner.