Jupiter Island commissioner, wife found shot to death in home

Jupiter Island commissioner, wife found shot to death in home
AUGUSTA, GA (WFLX) - Jupiter Island Commissioner Charles Falcone and his wife, Nola, have been found dead inside a second home they own in Augusta, Georgia.

Deputies were called to the home at 3106 Walton Way in Augusta after a housekeeper discovered a person covered in blood in the large residence.

Deputies found the 72-year-old commissioner and his 75-year-old wife both deceased from gunshot wounds, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. It said there was no apparent forced entry to the home. The Augusta Richmond County coroner is investigating the case as an apparent murder/suicide.

The coroner's office says the Falcones will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation office in Atlanta for an autopsy this week.

Jupiter Island's town manager told Fox 29's Brian Entin that, "the entire town is grieving".

The home where the Falcones were found was purchased in 2002 by Charles A. Falcone for $1.2 million.There are two structures on the property.The white-columned house, which is about 3,900 square feet and has three bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, was built in 1946. A smaller 850-square-foot cottage, with two bedrooms and one bathroom, was built in 1926.

The nearly 7-acre property is valued at just more than $902,000.

Information from The Augusta Chronicle via Tribune News Service, contributed to this report.

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