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Mecklenburg County sheriff: Deaths believed suicides
SoVaNow.com / November 19, 2010After initially suggesting the possibility of a murder-suicide, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office is now treating two deaths by gunshot wounds as suicides. The incident occurred on Thursday.
The bodies of Stephanie Lynn Jones, 31 and Larry Wayne Overby, 32, were found Thursday morning in their home in the 2000 block of Redlawn Road in Boydton.
Deputies were dispatched to the home at 5:33 a.m. after receiving a report of a possible suicide.
Both appeared, by their injuries and evidence located at the scene, to have died from gunshot wounds.
The bodies have been sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond for Autopsy.
This is an open case, under investigation, but the Sheriff’s Office’s latest finding – coming after an initial report that pointed to a murder-suicide – suggests the incident is a double suicide.
"On November 19th the Medical Examiner's Office performed Autopsies on the bodies of Jones and Overby and based on their findings from x-rays and projectile trajectory, have ruled both deaths as being from suicide," stated Sheriff Danny Fox by e-mail.
Sheriff Fox extended his deepest sympathy to the families for their loss.
The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office would also like to provide the following information. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or someone else please consider calling the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-8255, the Mecklenburg Behavioral Health Center located at 523 Madison Street Boydton, VA 23917 Telephone: 434-738-0154, or 911. 1617
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