Names Released in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Jackson County, WV

Updated 1/19/2011 @ 6:06 pm

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the victims of an alleged murder-suicide.

Deputies say 46-year old Jackie Westfall shot his wife, Jeanette, and then turned the gun on himself.

Their bodies were found in a pick-up truck at the White Pine Cemetery on Stone Lick Road near Kenna in Jackson County, West Virginia.

Investigators say they believe the shooting happened at the cemetery.

Sheriff Michael Bright says Jackie Westfall called a relative Tuesday night to say he was planning to shoot Jeanette and himself, but he would not reveal a location.

The relative called 911. A short time later, a relative found the bodies at the cemetery.


Authorities in Jackson County, West Virginia, are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide of a husband and wife.

The call came in around 3:30 Wednesday morning about a possible shooting.

Sheriff's officials say the bodies of a husband and wife were found at the White Pine Cemetery near Kenna.

Officials say it appears the husband shot his wife then himself.

It's unclear where the shooting actually took place.

We do know the husband and wife were in their forties but their names haven't been released.

We'll keep you updated on this story as details become available to us.

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