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Wicksburg man shot wife, then himself in murder-suicide
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Wicksburg man shot wife, then himself in murder-suicide

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Wicksburg man shot wife, then himself in murder-suicide

Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza speaks to members of the media during a press conference concerning a homicide-suicide in Wicksburg on Wednesday.

A Wicksburg couple is dead after an apparent murder-suicide at their home Wednesday.

According to Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza, 35-year-old Tuesehn Lam shot his wife, identified as 30-year-old Allie Helms Lam, with a shotgun before turning it on himself.

A family member called the Houston County Sheriff’s Office to request a welfare check around 10 p.m. Wednesday when Allie Helms Lam, a dental assistant in Dothan, did not return her phone calls. Deputies met her at the residence almost 15 minutes later in the Bay Springs area. They forced entry into the home and found a pair of bodies with gunshot wounds.

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There were no obvious signs of aggression at the crime scene before their deaths, Valenza said, and Tuesehn Lam did not have a criminal history or known history of domestic violence.

The Lams had two young boys together and went on a family vacation to Panama City Beach in May of this year, according to posts on social media.

The children were not in the house at the time of the incident.

“It’s a sad situation when you have something like this happen,” Valenza said during a press conference Thursday. “However, we’re going to do our job and complete the investigation and turn our findings over to the district attorney.”

Valenza said investigators will continue to look for a motive.

Sable Riley is a Dothan Eagle staff writer and can be reached at sriley@dothaneagle.com or 334.712.7915. Support her work and that of other Eagle journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today at dothaneagle.com.

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