Police say the death of two people found shot to death in a northwest side apartment overnight was a murder-suicide, 1200 WOAI news reports.


  The man who was found dead was in the military, and the case appears to be another in a very disturbing uptick in military suicides.


  Police were called when the man, who is in the military, failed to show up for work for the last two days.  His unit and police, went to the Meadow Wood Apartment on Micron, near Culebra and Loop 410, to check up on him.


  They knocked at the door and got no response, so they entered through a window.


  Police say they found the body of the man, and a woman, inside the apartment.  Both had been shot to death.


  The Medical Examiner confirmed the deaths, but say the next of kin has not been notified, so their names are not being released.


  185 active duty soldiers died by suicide in 2012, more than the number of Army personnel who were killed in the War in Afghanistan.


  All branches of the military have special units in place to deal with active duty members, their families, and other military personnel who are at risk of suicide, and the Pentagon has made suicide prevention efforts a top priority.