Suspect, victims identified in Shady Cove double homicide

SHADY COVE, Ore. – Investigators have identified two victims and a suspect involved in a double homicide in Shady Cove.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 500 block of Sarma Drive at about 10:13 a.m. Sunday morning.

There, they found the bodies of two women who were living at the home, 62-year-old Shirley K. Gann and her daughter, 43-year-old Judy M. Gann.

59-year-old Kit Warren Wilkins, a resident of the home, was arrested at the scene. He was charged with two counts of aggravated murder.

The sheriff’s office has not released any further information about the case.

UPDATE 4/24 – The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed autopsies in the deaths of Shirley Kay Gann and Judy Mae Gann.  For both women, the manner of death was determined to be homicide.  Both women suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

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