Deaths likely murder/suicide

The death of a couple last week on Red Hills Road near Byhalia is likely a murder/suicide, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.

An autopsy on the victim, Pearlie Honor, 61, has not been completed, according to coroner James Richard Anderson. He said a backlog of autopsies placed Honor as 20th in line at the State Medical Examiner’s office.

James McCary, 60, was transported by air to Methodist Memphis, and died Sunday, Oct. 7. Dickerson said a call from Methodist around 3:30 p.m. notified him that McCary had been disconnected from life support.

Several chemicals were found in McCary’s blood that could have contributed to his death, the sheriff said.

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