Two Dead In Murder-Suicide South Of Jay (Updated With Names)

April 4, 2017

UPDATED – The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said a husband and wife are dead in murder-suicide at a home south of Jay.

Deputies were called to the home on Hazel Godwin Road south of Chumuckla Highway shortly before daybreak. Two people where pronounced deceased  from gunshot wounds. Their bodies were discovered just outside the front door of the home.

The victims were identified as 55-year old Bobby Ray Waters and 51-year old Veronica Waters. Investigators said preliminary information indicated that Bobby Ray Waters was the shooter.

A third person of unknown age was reported to be inside the home at the time of the shooting and called 911 and after shots were fired about 5:20 a.m.

Further details have not yet been released as an active investigation is continuing. stock photo.


9 Responses to “Two Dead In Murder-Suicide South Of Jay (Updated With Names)”

  1. Kathy on April 7th, 2017 9:59 pm

    I’m with Mike H. Why would anyone post the news article directly to his page and tag the son in it? You’ve got to be really ignorant to do that! Then you’ve got Carol “It was the son inside the house!” Ok so you want people to pat you on the back and thank you for blurting that out?? People just need to have respect which this world is lacking!!

  2. Vickie and Brent Cravey on April 5th, 2017 12:42 pm

    So very sad. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Praying for all.

  3. Mike Hard on April 5th, 2017 3:07 am

    When this type of thing happens to a family, a community, people you love and care for it’s never easy and it’s very hard to understand. You have to choose your words wisely and be sensitive in what one says or writes not necessarily here on but Facebook,People are so quick to write stuff and post unnecessary info that can be cruel. I noticed yesterday people posting the news articles directly to the young mans page . He doesn’t nor does the family want the news article of there loved one plastered all over there Facebook page . Put that tablet down and quit writing post on the young mans Facebook and instead pray .. Pray hard for this family and loved ones … that would produce better results

  4. Carol on April 4th, 2017 8:21 pm

    It was their son inside the home. It’s such a senseless killing. Please pray for him and their daughter who now have to go on without both of their parents.

  5. Margielu on April 4th, 2017 3:12 pm

    Prayers for the loved ones, especially whomever else was home. Also for our first responders who see the worst that life has to offer sometimes.

  6. Nana of 16 on April 4th, 2017 2:29 pm

    PRAYERS for this family, especially if the call inside at 5:20 a.m. was a child. How horrible for that would have been.

  7. Nana of 16 on April 4th, 2017 2:27 pm


  8. Shelly on April 4th, 2017 2:18 pm

    Prayers for the families of the couples! Such a sad story!

  9. anne 1of2 on April 4th, 2017 2:17 pm

    How I wish people would just give themselves 24 hrs to calm down. Prayers for their families to cope with these losses.

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