New Year's Day Benton County Deaths Now Called Murder-Suicide

URBANA, Iowa - Investigators now say a murder-suicide led to the death of a married couple on New Year’s Day in Benton County.

Urbana Police say Gary Jensen told a 911 operator he shot and killed his wife. Officers then found both Jensen and his wife dead at their residence on East Main Street.

An autopsy has now determined that Jenson murdered his wife and then committed suicide.

Gary Jenson was 59-years-old.Margaret Jensen was 54.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny conducted the autopsy.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, and Benton County Attorney’s Office all assisted in the investigation.

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