Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman in southwest Missouri as a double homicide.

WILLARD, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman in southwest Missouri as a double homicide.

Alex Chute, 28, and Brianna Sproul, 30, were found shot to death on the front porch of a home in Willard on Saturday. 

Willard Police Chief Tom McClain said Monday that investigators do not believe the deaths were a murder-suicide.

No arrests have been made but McClain said he was encouraged by progress detectives have made in the investigation, The Springfield News-Leader reported.

No other details have been released.

Willard is about 12 miles (19.31 kilometers) northwest of Springfield.