Updated: March 7, 2013 - 6:20pm
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office now believes the incident to be a double suicide involving twin sisters. The motive of the apparent suicide pact remains under investigation. Deputies have not released the identities of the women.
|Entrance to the Barker Road access point|
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The trail access point is located about two-tenths of a mile south of Johnson Drive on Barker Road, or just over three-quarters of a mile north of Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Johnson County Sheriff's Office Master Deputy Rick Howell says a visitor alerted Johnson County Park Police of the scene around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Park Police responded and located two women in their 50's with gunshot wounds to their heads. The bodies were approximately 150 yards into the park along the trail.
Authorities also say a vehicle belonging to one of the women was located in the parking lot of the trail access point and they are not looking for any suspects in the case.
The women are said to have known each other but, their identities and relationship to each other has not been released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
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