Murder-suicide in Boone County

BOONE CO., Ky. - A man shot and killed his ex-wife in the middle of a quietstreet in Boone County before turning the gun on himself Saturdaymorning, police said.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Department, DenisePauly, 40, of Burlington had been missing since around 7:35 a.m.Saturday morning after she failed to show up for work. Heremployers called police to investigate why she had notappeared.

Ms. Pauly was not at her home in Burlington when police searchedfor her there. Her ex-husband, Dean Pauly, 42, was not at his homein Petersburg, Ky. either.

Around 1 p.m., residents of Vice Lane near Burlington witnessedDenise Pauly and Dean Pauly emerge from the woods behind thestreet. Denise Pauly apparently knew the witnesses as she calledout for them while standing in the street.

After she called out, Dean Pauly turned and shot her in thehead, killing her. He then put the gun to his own head and pulledthe trigger.

Dean Pauly was transported to University Hospital with criticalinjuries. He died early Sunday morning.