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Woman reportedly shot husband and then herself at Coon Valley home

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A Vernon County woman apparently shot her husband several times before killing herself last weekend. 

The sheriff’s office says 47-year-old Tina Schermerhorn was found dead with a self-inflicted wound, when deputies were called to her Coon Valley area home on County Road P Sunday night.  They later found the body of Tina’s husband, 48-year-old Rick Schermerhorn. 

The deaths are still being investigated.  

Online records indicate the couple had been going through divorce proceedings in Vernon County court since late last year.

Rick Schermerhorn died from multiple gunshot wounds, and Tina had one self-inflicted wound. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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