Coroner Identifies Couple in Butte Murder-Suicide

Man called 911 on Monday morning to report he had shot his wife before killing self

By Justin Franz

BUTTE — Butte-Silver Bow County officials have released the names of a husband and wife that died in a murder-suicide.

Sheriff Ed Lester says 41-year-old Keith Peck called 911 on Monday morning to report he had shot his wife. When officers arrived, they found both of them dead.

Coroner Lee LaBreche says 36-year-old Amanda Peck died of a gunshot wound to the torso while Keith Peck died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Officers said a high-powered rifle was used in the shootings.

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