Branson police investigate possible murder-suicide at Branson 76 motel

BRANSON, Mo. -- City police were investigating a possible murder-suicide on Sunday at a motel on Highway 76.  Police began investigating Saturday night shortly after 11 p.m. at the Queen Anne Motel.  Names have not been released pending notification of family.

It is a sight becoming too familiar in Branson.

"It is a bad deal for the people and of course and the community. But, I am not very concerned about it, these things happen from time to time anywhere," says Branson resident Tim Hilton.

Just two weeks ago, a similar scene played out, at a different hotel in Branson.  It is bad timing for the tourist town.  Spring break is in full swing; Southwest Airlines just flew its first flight into Branson Airport; and Silver Dollar City is gearing up for the debut of its new roller coaster, Outlaw Run, on Friday.

"The people that are coming down to visit Branson, I am sure it is an issue of safety, whether or not they would chose here," said Branson resident Matt Myers.

Linden Steele has called Branson home for 11 years. He says two murders in two weeks is troubling.

"Branson has always kinda been a safe place to come and everything. Knowing that this stuff has happened in the last couple of week is just kinda creepy," he said.

The Branson Police Department said more information on the investigation will be released sometime Monday.