The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed the deaths of former state Senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband Bruce.
GBI spokesman John Bankhead says preliminary indications are that it is was a murder suicide, but the investigation in ongoing.
Schaefer (R-Turnerville) was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2004 and served for 2 terms. She was the president of the Eagle Forum of Georgia, a Christian based pro family organization.
This year her group lobbied successfully against a bill that would have decriminalized child prostitution. Fellow senators say Shaefer's husband had been chronically ill for some time.