UPDATE (10:06 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13): According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on Prenter Rd. for a shooting. They found two adults deceased at the scene.

The deceased are identified as 48-year-old Jonathan Runion and 64-year-old Tammy Runion, both residents of the Seth area.

The sheriff’s office says that they believe that Tammy Runion shot her son, Jonathan, and then killed herself. They say that Jonathan was bedridden and was cared for by his mother and father.

Sheriff Chad Barker says, “This is such a terrible tragedy and has really shaken the local community.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Runion family and the Prenter Community.  Being a caregiver can be very overwhelming and we encourage anyone who needs help to please reach out.  There are numerous resources available and contacting them is easier than it’s ever been.”

If you or someone you know needs help, contact:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 800-273-8255
  • WV Help Resources
    • Call: 211
    • Text: your zip code to 898-211
    • wv211.org

BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after deputies located two deceased adults Monday night.

At approximately 7:30 on Monday evening, deputies responded to a shooting on Prenter Road where they found the bodies.

Boone County Sheriff Chad Barker says at this time there isn’t any further danger to anyone in the community. Barker says more details and the names of the victims will be released at some point today.

We will keep you updated on this developing story.