The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of a couple in Star Valley Ranch, according to a release.

Gary Dale Hodges, 71, and Memorie Jean Hodges, 46, were found deceased Monday. 

After responding to a call for a welfare check at the home, deputies entered the home and found the two deceased individuals with apparent gunshot wounds. A firearm was recovered near the bodies.

The Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting with the investigation.

At this time, it does not appear that any other individuals are connected to the incident, the release said.

Contact Allie Gross at 732-7063 or

Allie Gross covers Teton County government. Originally from the Chicago area, she joined the News&Guide in 2017 after studying politics and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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