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Authorities search for suspect in slaying of elderly Munford couple

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MUNFORD, TN (WMC-TV) - As family members mourned, authorities worked Wednesday to determine who killed an elderly Munford couple.

The bodies of James Walker, 80, and Bertha Walker, 75, were found Tuesday by their daughter.  The Walkers had been married for 60 years, and had lived in the same home for 55.

"They wouldn't hurt nobody," said their grandson, Randall Walker. "They're the best people in the world. They didn't deserve it."

Wednesday, investigators with the Munford Police Department, located less than a mile from the Walker residence, decline comment and referred questions to the TBI.

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spent more than ten hours at the scene Tuesday, collecting evidence and conducting interviews.  According to spokesperson Kristin Helm, the investigators have classed the case a double homicide.

"At this time, there does not appear to be any forced signs of entry into the home," Helm said.

Sources say there's nothing missing from the Walker's house, but conditions inside reveal evidence of a violent crime.

"Whoever did it is sorry," Randall Walker said. "It takes a sorry person to kill a old person."

Family members said Walker's had been shot, but TBI officials would not say. Instead, agents said they are awaiting autopsy results.

If you have information about the shootings, call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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