Buchanan Co., Va., sheriff’s deputies investigating murder/suicide

Buchanan County, Va., sheriff’s deputies were continuing Monday to investigate an apparent murder/suicide.

Deputies were called around 5 p.m. Sunday to 1009 Squire Oak Road, the home of 45-year-old Amos Bryant Owens and 43-year-old Linda Sue Owens, after reports of shots fired from their home.

Deputies found them dead from gunshot wounds. The couple was husband and wife.

“An investigation was conducted throughout the evening and it was determined that the circumstances indicate a murder/suicide event,” the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators think Linda Sue Owens was shot and killed by her husband before he killed himself.

Evidence in the case was sent to the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. The bodies were sent for autopsies.

The investigation was continuing Monday evening.

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