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Murder Suicide Victims Identified

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The victims of a murder suicide in North Okaloosa County have been tenatively identified as a married couple in their mid sixties. The Medical Examiner has tenatively identified the victims as 64 year old William Rust and his wife Gretchen.

Investigators believe that William shot his wife, then himself at their home on either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. Their bodies were discovered by a family member in the afternoon on january 1st. The couple had last been seen alive in the late afternoon hours of December 31st. Family members say William had been diagonoses with a medical condition that led to deteriorating mental capabilities and bouts of anger.

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