GAFFNEY, S.C. — A coroner says the deaths of a South Carolina couple appear to be a murder-suicide.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said in a news release that the victims were 38-year-old Wallace Lee Hollis and 39-year-old Tina Elease Makeupson, both of Gaffney.

Fowler said Hollis was found unresponsive in a car outside a Gaffney company Monday afternoon. Fowler said Hollis never clocked in for work.

Officers who went to Hollis’ home found Makeupson unresponsive on a bathroom floor.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Fowler said it appears Hollis killed himself after attacking Makeupson. The coroner said the couple had a history of domestic violence.

Autopsies were planned Tuesday.

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