The Asheville Police Department reports an apparent murder-suicide in East Asheville, leaving two — Diana Smith McGovern, 50 and William Michael McGovern, 51 — dead.
At 6 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 16, police checked on the residence — at 51 Mimosa Circle — after receiving a call reporting that Diana McGovern “had not shown up to work since Sunday.”
“No one answered the door and when officers checked the perimeter of the house, they saw a body through a window,” a statement from the APD reads. Upon entry, they discovered the woman “on the kitchen floor, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.” Her husband was then discovered “deceased in the living room from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
The APD reports no history of domestic violence calls to the residence, and the investigation continues.
— David Forbes, senior news reporter