Apparent murder-suicide involves elderly couple

Staff Report

August 21, 2014

YADKINVILLE — Around 8 a.m. Wednesday, local law enforcement responded to a 911 call at a residence at the intersection of Center and Sprouse roads. Upon entering the home, officers discovered the body of a deceased elderly female and an elderly male with a gunshot wound. The male was transported to the hospital and subsequently died from his injuries.

The names of the deceased, Jay and Jackie Casstevens, were released Thursday afternoon by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation is still ongoing, but Sheriff Ricky Oliver did indicate that it appeared to be a murder-suicide and that both individuals had serious medical issues prior to their deaths.