2 dead after possible murder-suicide in Cumberland County retirement home, CCSO says

A retirement community later posted on social media that a resident was killed by her husband who then committed suicide.
A retirement community later posted on social media that a resident was killed by her husband who then committed suicide.
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 11:44 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2022 at 4:53 PM CDT
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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Two people are dead after a possible murder-suicide in a Cumberland County retirement home Monday, according to officials.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill on Sept. 26 at 7:58 a.m. Once on the scene, officials found two people dead from gunshot wounds.

“Preliminary investigation suggests a murder/suicide,” a release stated. “Identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.”

Uplands Village later released a statement on its Facebook page Monday about the death of one of its residents in the memory care assisted living neighborhood.

We are saddened to learn that a resident of Uplands Village, who moved in a week ago to our memory care assisted living neighborhood has suffered injuries from her husband resulting in her death and his suicide on our campus in the early morning hours of September 26, 2022.

We grieve this loss and extend our deepest condolences to family and friends. The safety of our residents is our first concern. We take all matters of this nature seriously.

When we were notified of the incident, we contacted the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office who is handling the investigation. We are currently looking into counseling for residents and staff and are committed to doing everything we can do to support them at this time.

Uplands Village

Officials with the CCSO confirmed that the incident they are investigating is the Uplands Village one Tuesday.

That investigation is ongoing.