Cedar Rapids police were called to the southeast side home for a welfare check after co-workers reported that 44-year-old Sherry Haferbecker did not show up for work as a custodian at Prairie Hill Elementary School in the College Community Schools district.
Officers located the body of Haferbecker inside the home along with the body of her 45-year-old husband, Mitchell Haferbecker. Police believe that Mitchell Hafterbecker shot Sherry with a handgun and then used the gun to kill himself.
Mitchell Haferbecker was a custodian at the Prairie Heights Elementary School, and police say he had been placed on administrative leave from the school district. Police did not give any other details on the investigation.