Husband, Wife Dead in Franklin Co. Murder-Suicide

Update: 4:30 p.m.:

The couple has been identified as 39-year-old Angela Cooper and 43-year-old Chris Cooper.


Franklin Co., VA - A sad story this Thanksgiving, as a murder-suicide in Franklin County leaves two kids without their parents.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says dispatchers got a 911 call from a woman on Cascade Lane in Boones Mill around 1:30 a.m. Thursday who was in distress.

When they called back, they say a man answered who said he killed his wife and was going to kill himself. When officers responded, they found both dead.

The sheriff will not release the identities of the 39-year-old woman and 43-year-old man, out of respect for their two kids, who are 13 and 8.

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