SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – The death of three people at a Spotsylvania County home Saturday afternoon has been ruled a murder suicide, according to officials.
The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office says they believe 69-year-old Robert Scully shot and killed his wife, 68-year-old Mary Scully, and his daughter, 38-year-old Meghan Scully, before taking his own life.
A Medical Examiners report confirms that 69-year-old Robert Scully was the only victim with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 7900 block of Waterford Drive at approximately 3:30 p.m. after the Emergency Communications Center received a request to check the welfare of the residents there. Upon arrival, they were advised by a neighbor that the homeowner’s dog had been seen running around the neighborhood and that the door to the home was left open.
Several attempts were made to call out to the occupants of the home before someone noticed a person inside the residence slumped over in a chair. Deputies then made the decision to enter the home to render aid and discovered three dead bodies.
The weapon believed to have been used in the incident was located at the scene.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Spotsylvania Crime Solvers at 1-800-928-5822 or 1-540-582-5822.