Two Montrose residents were killed in Texas, allegedly by their son.
The El Paso Police Department said Julie Duncan, 68, and Richard Duncan, 67, were stabbed fatally Thursday; the department also identified the suspect as their 35-year-old son, Benjamin Duncan.
The agency said in a news release that Benjamin Duncan called police and reported killing the couple. He surrendered to officers upon their arrival.
The elder Duncans were both stabbed; Julie was dead at the scene. Richard was taken to University Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.
Duncan was booked into El Paso County Detention Facility on suspicion of capital murder and held on a $1 million bond.
Police declined to release more information Friday.
The Duncans lived in a home in the Cobble Creek golf community, according to Montrose County property records.
“They were pretty popular in the community, well-thought-of and active. It’s a shame,” said Randy Griffin, Cobble Creek club general manager. “It’s really tragic.”
Ned Frazier, president of the Cobble Creek clubhouse’s member board, said he learned of their deaths Thursday.
“That’s just tragic. We’re trying to figure out how we reach out to the family to express our condolences. It’s one of those things in life — how could something like that happen?” he said Friday.
“You just can’t imagine something like that happening to someone. … You shudder to think something like that could happen.”