Officials: Husband, wife found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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Police say the two people found dead in a Good Thunder home Friday died in an apparent murder-suicide.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office identified them as 48-year-old Kimberly Kay Hernandez and her husband, Charles Armondo Hernandez, 60.

"The case is currently being investigated as an apparent murder-suicide," Capt. Rich Murry said in the news release.

Kimberly Hernandez appears to have died of "probable asphyxia due to strangulation," with the manner of death being considered a homicide, the release says.

The Star Tribune reports Hernandez was on the Good Thunder City Council. According to the city website, she'd served in that position since Dec. 31, 2012, and her term was set to end this year.

Charles Hernandez died of "probable asphyxia due to suffocation," with Murry noting his death is being considered a suicide.

A family member found the Hernandezs' bodies in the Chapel Street home Friday morning and called police, the Mankato Free Press reported.

Neighbors spoke with KEYC, describing the couple as "very friendly."

The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department, along with the Tri-City Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension continue to investigate.

Good Thunder is located just south of Mankato.

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