Double Murder Update: Santa Rosa Victims Shot To Death
September 23, 2010
Authorities have released the names of two people found dead alongside a road in North Santa Rosa county Wednesday afternoon, and they now say the pair died from gunshot wounds.
The victims were Tracie Lynn Tolbert, 43, of Milton, and Robert McArthur Hamm, 41, of Milton.
“Preliminary autopsy results indicate that both victims in the double murder on Jesse Allen Road died from gunshot wounds,” according to Sgt. Scott Haines, public information officer for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office. He declined to release further details concerning autopsies conducted on the victims.
A resident of Jesse Allen Road called authorities just after 4:30 to report what looked like a large amount of blood in Jesse Allen Road. When deputies arrived, deputies found the two bodies on opposite sides of the roadway. The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office is calling the incident a double homicide and releasing few other details.
Authorities have not determined if the murder happened on Jesse Allen Road or if the bodies were perhaps dumped in the area. The Florida Highway Patrol also responded to the scene, determining that the deaths were not traffic related.
Jesse Allen Road runs west off Highway 87, about 18 miles south of Jay and not far from Central High School.
More details will be posted as they become available.
Pictured: Murder victims Tracie Lynn Tolbert and Robert McArthur Hamm.