Man, woman found dead in southwest Missouri home

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. | Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a southwest Missouri home.

The victims were identified as Clifford Moad, 59, and Christy Willmon, 26. Investigators say they believe the victims were a couple but haven't determined whether they were married.

Springfield police Lt. Kirk Manlove described the deaths as suspicious but declined to comment on a cause. He said a woman believed to be Moad's adult daughter found the bodies Tuesday morning.

Manlove said a young boy and girl also were in the home but were not injured. They are believed to be the woman's children.

He said the state is trying to place the children with family members.