Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Victim's Kids Alert Authorities To Murder/Suicide

"LOUISA, VA — Detectives are investigating two deaths in the southeastern portion of Louisa County. The Louisa County Sheriff's Office says two people have died following a murder - suicide that happened around 9:30 Tuesday night. The shootings happened along the 1800 block of Mount Airy Road.

"Investigators say a man from Fluvanna County killed 43-year-old Carol Setchfield and then turned the gun on himself. Both died from gunshot wounds.

"Police have not released the identity of the Fluvanna County man.

"Two of Setchfield's children were home during the shootings. They were the ones who alerted authorities.

"The two did not live together.

"Major Donald Lowe of the Louisa County Sheriff's Office said, `It appears as though they had an ongoing relationship. We haven't really determined at this point whether or not they were breaking up or what the status of the relationship was.`

"A handgun and shell casings have been recovered from a bedroom. Investigators are wrapping up the forensic work at the scene.

"Both bodies have been sent to the medical examiner's office in Richmond for an autopsy."


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