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October 11, 2018

Elderly couple found dead in Warrenton Lakes

Fauquier sheriff’s detectives on Thursday continued to investigate an elderly Warrenton Lakes couple’s apparent murder-suicide that took place Wednesday.

The sheriff’s office issued this press release Thursday afternoon:

On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, deputies responded to a residence on Marr Drive near Warrenton for a possible suicide. The caller contacted the Emergency Communications Center at 12:31 p.m. advising there was a note on the door stating not to enter because of a suicide in the residence. The caller is a home health care provider. 
 
Deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel entered the home and located two adults, a man and a woman, deceased inside the home. Sheriff’s detectives conducted an investigation and examined the scene. The couple lived at the residence in the 7200 block of Marr Drive. The male was under the care of a home health care provider and recent calls to the couple had gone unanswered.
  
Based on evidence located at the scene including written communications by the female, preliminary investigation determined the female shot the male with a handgun and then turned the gun on herself. However, the exact cause and manner of death will be determined by autopsy. The deceased were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Prince William County for autopsy. 
 
They are identified as Clark Marlo Johnson, 75, and Linda Melvin Johnson, 75, both of Warrenton. This investigation continues.  Detectives continue to work with the medical examiner to determine the exact cause and manner of death. 
 

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BJ · October 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm
Sad. When your health is going and you don't want to be put in a nursing home, it happens. My uncle killed himself for that exact reason, sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Condolences to the family and empathy for the rescue squad that has to investigate.
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