Police say Matthew VanWaus, 38, and his wife Leah VanWaus, 31, drove to a secluded cemetery in Victor, Iowa, parked their car and killed themselves.
Both Mr and Mrs VanWaus shot themselves individually, according to police, ending their lives together on Friday, May 11.
The small town of Victor, which has a population of less than a thousand, was shaken by the mysterious double suicide.
'He was a good man, well-liked and respected, and he will be greatly missed in Eldridge,' said James Martin, who spoke of the couple fondly to the Mail Online.
'We were all saddened and shocked to hear of his and his wife’s deaths.'
Police told the Mail Online that they responded to a call of an apparent double suicide shortly after 6 a.m. on Friday.
Family members located the couple's unoccupied vehicles parked in a Victor Cemetery and after a search of the
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