Elkin couple dies in murder-suicide incident

Staff Report

An Elkin couple were found deceased in their apartment after what officials believe was a murder-suicide incident over the weekend.

On Saturday at about 5:30 p.m., officers and detectives with the Elkin Police Department along with the Surry County medical examiner and Surry County EMS responded to 200 Lyles St., Apartment 10B, after Dennis and Nancy Hutchens, both 68, were found deceased inside their residence from gunshot wounds.

Capt. Kim Robison with Elkin Police Department said Monday that there had been no prior incidents at the resident. A family member had gone to the home to check on the couple and found them.

According to a news release from Elkin Police officials, the case is still being investigated, but it appears Dennis Hutchens shot his wife Nancy Hutchens before turning the weapon on himself.

Staff Report