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Augusta Sheriff's Deputies Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide

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Home on 100 Block of Oak Crest Drive Home on 100 Block of Oak Crest Drive

UPDATE 8/25/2014: The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has released the IDs of both people killed in an apparent murder-suicide - Roger Giggey, Jr., 57,  and Diane Napoleone, 56.


A 25-year-old man with a mental illness is now without a mother after Augusta County Sheriff's deputies say her boyfriend shot and killed her and then turned the gun on himself at a single family home in the 100 Block of Oak Crest Drive in Verona.

The Sheriff's Office has not released the names of the man and woman involved, but we do know that the woman's 25-year-old son was in the home when the shooting happened. He reported the incident to police Thursday night.

Investigators say a 56-year-old man and woman were found dead from gunshot wounds inside the master bedroom. Augusta County Sheriff Randall Fisher says they believe the female victim has been dead since Sunday or Monday and the male victim died Tuesday night.

The two were not related, but living together.

A weapon was recovered at the scene and, for now, investigators are calling it a murder-suicide.

"At this point, the 25-year-old son is not a suspect. Not suspected of doing anything other than delaying the report of the situation,” said Fisher.

Deputies say they had been over to the house many times for domestic dispute and public intoxication incidents.

Augusta County Sheriff's Office Press Release

On Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2241 HRS, the Augusta County Sheriff's Office responded to a single family home in the 100 Block of Oak Crest Drive in Verona, for a report that two individuals had been discovered in the home deceased. Responding Deputies arrived at the scene and discovered the bodies of a 56-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman, both were found in the master bedroom of the residence and both had died from gunshot wounds.

A weapon was recovered at the scene. Investigators responded to the scene and processed the scene overnight. Preliminary on scene investigation point towards a murder suicide and the investigation is ongoing.

The male and female victims were transported to the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner in Roanoke for autopsies, and preliminary autopsy results are pending as is notification of the victim's next of kin.

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