Sheriff: Blount Co. couple died in a murder/suicide

4:38 PM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR-Louisville, TN) The Blount County Sheriff's Office says a Louisville couple died in what appears to be a murder/suicide.

According to Sheriff James Lee Berrong, a relative found Rebecca A. Adkins, 53, and Steven R. Adkins, 54, in their home on Chandler Road Sunday evening around 8:30 pm.

It's not known how long the couple had been deceased.  Autopsies were performed on Monday to determine how the couple died.  Investigators belive that Steven Adkins shot his wife, then himself.

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