Carter County

Elizabethton Police rule deaths a murder-suicide

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. -      Police are revealing new facts about the deaths of two people in Elizabethton.

     Following an investigation by police and the autopsy results police now say it was a murder suicide.  On October 27, 2013 police found the bodies of 43 year old Melissa Griffin and 49 year old Michael Griffin at a home on Garden Road.

Officers say they found evidence of multiple gun shots being fired inside the home along with a handgun.

     Police say evidence showed Melissa Griffin died after being shot several times by Michael Griffin.  They also say Michael died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


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