Whispering Pines, NC, may never be the same.
Earlier this month, David Jensen and his wife, Amber, were found dead from gunshot wounds.
Authorities have now ruled this a murder-suicide.
Heartbroken and Confused
Whispering Pines is very near Pinehurst, which golfers will surely know.
Jensen, who is an Army veteran, lived in the community with his wife.
When David did not show up for work, a neighbor checked the home and found them both dead.
Whispering Pines Police Department Chief Jason Graham stated, "Both victims were deceased upon our officers' arrival and both victims sustained gunshot wounds.
"The investigation has determined this incident to be a murder-suicide."
Amber owned an interior design business, so she was well-known in the community.
After leaving the service, David worked as a contractor for the Army, even being awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Valor.
This is the highest award given to civilians for valor.
He had been deployed in Afghanistan when their aircraft came under attack.
David helped evacuate service members and continued to return to the burning aircraft until it was engulfed in flames.
Afterward, he rendered medical aid to the victims.
At the time of the award, he stated, "Being honored at the Pentagon Hall of Heroes is remarkable.
"I never would've imagined that in my entire life.
"So it's a huge honor, and I'm very blessed to be here to be a part of it, and very blessed to be a part of the Asymmetric Warfare Group."
The local community is stunned that, for whatever reason, he killed his wife, then turned the gun on himself.
It is yet another horrifying story of a veteran whose mental health got the best of him.
Source: Fox News