RUSSELL CO., Ala. (WRBL) – Names are being released of the two victims who died in a suspected murdered-suicide in Russell County.
Russell County Sheriff’s Office deputies got the call at approximately 2:40 p.m. Saturday and responded to the 4700 block of Highway 80 just past Huguely Road.
The victims have been identified as 52-year-old Ronald Thompson and 46-year-old Nancy Woods.
Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor confirmed the couple lived in the residence together.
Sheriff Taylor tells News 3 the incident happened sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning.
“It appears as though a murder suicide has claimed the lives of a man and woman. The couple apparently lived together and the man allegedly shot her and then shot himself,” said Sheriff Taylor.
The Sheriff’s Office was called to the home around 2:40 Saturday afternoon. The investigation continues.