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TYRONE, Mo. – A door-to-door killing spree that left eight people dead in a small Missouri town may have been triggered by the gunman finding his mother dead in her home. Sources say the woman died of natural causes.

The suspect was identified as 36 year-old Joseph Jesse Aldridge, of Tyrone, Missouri. His mother, 74 year-old Alice Aldridge was found dead in their home.

Joseph Aldridge was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Shannon County about 15 miles from Tyrone in south-central Missouri. Authorities said the suspect was found in his pickup in the middle of the road.

The authorities identified at least four of the seven victims were Aldridge’s cousins.