UPDATE: 2 dead in Faulkner Co. murder-suicide

The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office says two people are dead in what they are investigating as a murder-suicide.

Sheriff's deputies were called to 235 Highway 36 around 10:00 Monday morning.

When they arrived on the scene, they found 50-year-old Kevin Battle dead, and 32-year-old Stephanie Hermes with a gunshot wound to her head.

Hermes was taken by Med Flight to UAMS but she later died of her injuries.

Investigators were told the two were in a previous relationship. We will update as more information becomes available.