86-year-old man dies days after shooting; wife also killed


    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said James Nance of rural Reynolds County died Saturday. (File)

    An 86-year-old southeast Missouri man has died, days after a gunman killed his wife.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said James Nance of rural Reynolds County died Saturday. His 72-year-old wife, Janet Nance, died at a hospital on Wednesday, the day of the shooting.

    Two suspects remain at large and police said they are still trying to determine a motive for the crime.

    The shooting happened on Highway 106 about five miles from Ellington. The couple and a third person were all shot in the head. The other victim, a 73-year-old woman, survived.

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