Decatur Police investigate potential murder-suicide

DECATUR, Ala. - Decatur Police are investigating the deaths of two people after their bodies were found inside a home on Saturday night.

Decatur police say they were asked to check on a home along the 3000 block of Wheat Avenue around 5:39 p.m. Saturday. Inside the home, police found 54-year-old Ron Light and 45-year-old Autumn Wydner. Neighbors say the two were in a relationship.

Police tell the couple hadn't been seen in days, so they went to the home to check in on them. Inside, they made the grim discovery. Investigators believe Light shot Wydner, then committed suicide.

"I read it on Facebook this morning," neighbor Jason Earp said.

The morning after seeing the commotion on their street, families on Wheat Avenue learned they won't be seeing a familiar couple down the street anymore.

"I just saw them and waved at them a few times. They stayed in the house a lot of the time to be honest," Earp said. "I don't know what to say to something like that because, people get to that point, but we never know what drove the people to that point, because so much stuff is happening in the world today."

Neighbors we asked say the two had been in a relationship for years, but mainly kept to themselves.

"You can't predict something like that. And with couples, something like that happens every day. Every single day," Earp said.

Police are still looking into the two deaths, but haven't said so far why they believe this happened.

WHNT News 19 reached out to Wydner's family.  They declined an interview, saying they simply need time to heal.

The two bodies have been taken to Huntsville to be examined.

Note: Police identified Ron Light as a female in their release. Ron's Facebook page, however, shows he identified as a male. For this reason, we have adjusted our story.

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