Kentucky State Police are investigating what is being called a murder-suicide after the bodies on a Boyle County man and woman were found shot to death on the porch of a Casey County residence early Saturday morning.

Troopers were dispatched a "shots fired" call from Casey County dispatch about 11:45 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, they discovered the bodies of Judith "Robin" Duncil, 52, and George "Buddy" Merrick, 61, on the front porch of a residence on Little South Road near Gravel Switch, Trooper Billy Gregory said.

Merrick and Duncil had been dating off and on for several years and had shared a home on Gorley Road in the Forkland community. Duncil had recently moved out and was staying with a friend on Little South Road

According to police, Merrick drove to the friend's home late Friday night and the couple got into an argument on the front porch. Merrick then went to his truck to get a rifle and allegedly shot Duncil before turning the gun on himself.

Gregory said Saturday that law enforcement officials were unaware if the couple had a history of domestic violence or other problems.