Hurricane Police have released the names of the couple from last night's murder-suicide.
Christopher Wayne Kinder, 41, and his girlfriend, Katherine Nicole Taylor, 33, lived together in a house in Kelley's Cove, according to Mayor Scott Edwards.
Evidence indicates Kinder stabbed Taylor multiple times, then Kinder stuck a 12-gauge shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger, Edwards said. The couple's 9-month-old daughter was home and is with a family member.
Police are continuing their investigation to determine a motive, the mayor said.
This is the first murder in Hurricane in more than 20 years, Edwards said.
A candlelight vigil is planned at 8 p.m. Sunday at Capital High School to remember Katherine Nicole Taylor.
Two people were killed in a murder-suicide in Hurricane Wednesday night.
The killings happened in the Kelley's Cove subdivision, according to Hurricane Police.
A man living in the house on Elizabeth Heights shot and killed a woman, then called a relative, police said. The relative then called police, who arrived on the scene to find the man dead as well.
A 1-year-old infant was found at the scene, police said. The child was unharmed in the incident.
Officers remained on the scene to investigate the shootings early this morning.
Putnam County emergency dispatchers confirmed that two people were shot on Wednesday evening.
The call came in to the 911 center just before 11 p.m. according to dispatchers.
The alert sent crews to the Kelley's Cove area of Hurricane.
We will bring you more information when it becomes available.