Lynchburg man, Buena Vista woman dead in apparent murder-suicide

WLNI-SFrom the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office: At 11:10 PM on Thursday, May 28th, 2015, the Rockbridge Regional Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call requesting emergency medical services at a residence on the 700 block of Longhollow Road in Rockbridge County. Emergency services responded to the residence and discovered a husband and wife that had been fatally wounded by gunfire. No other persons were found to be occupying the property. The married couple, Brooks A. Rowles, 50, of Lynchburg and Rita K. Rowles, 51, of Buena Vista, have been transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke for an autopsy. The Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this matter.

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