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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Dunedin couple found dead in forest in apparent murder-suicide


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Investigators said the deaths of a Dunedin couple, whose bodies were found in a Hernando County forest, were the result of an apparent murder-suicide.

Pinellas County sheriff’s deputies said the case involved possible false imprisonment.

Michael and Glenna Jones, both 66, of 1817 Dinnerbell Lane, were found dead in Chassahowitzka Forest early Sunday, Hernando County sheriff’s deputies said.

Pinellas deputies said they conducted a welfare check at the home about 12:15 a.m. Sunday after Kenneth Jones, 32, of St. Petersburg, called authorities to report receiving a “disturbing call” from his parents.

Deputies found nobody inside the home, and the Joneses’ tan PT Cruiser was missing, the sheriff’s office said.

Further investigation led deputies to determine that the couple may be in the area of the Chassahowitzka Forest, the sheriff’s office said.

Pinellas deputies contacted the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, which located the PT Cruiser in a wooded area of the forest about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. The bodies were outside of the vehicle, officials said.

Hernando County deputies are investigating the deaths.

Pinellas deputies believe Glenna Jones may have been bound prior leaving the residence. Therefore, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is also investigating the case as a possible false imprisonment.

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