An apparent murder-suicide took place Monday morning and Michigan State Police are investigating. The bodies of 56-year old David Tripp and his 42-year old wife Delaina Tripp were found in the 400 block of John Beers Road between Hollywood and Lincoln Avenues in Royalton Township. MSP say it appears a handgun was used. They say the woman was shot in the road, the husband is believed to have gone to a nearby home where he then shot and killed himself. It's believed the incident started with an altercation in the road. After being shot, Delaina Tripp was struck by a westbound vehicle which did not stop at the scene. This vehicle is a 1998 through 2002 Honda Accord. The color is unknown, the vehicle has under carriage damage and is missing the right front inner fender. Anyone with information about this incident or the vehicle involved is asked to contact the Michigan State Police Niles Post at 269-683-4411. Officers were dispatched a little after 6 a.m.
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