ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Two people are dead following an incident over the weekend that authorities say appears to have been a murder-suicide.
The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and Virginia State Police troopers were called to Pierce Taylor Road at 8:40 a.m. on July 16 for a report of two people believed to be dead, and an infant inside of a car.
Authorities say emergency responders found 20-year-old Elizabeth Madison Ann Jensen and 27-year-old Jonan Fabricio Gonzales-Funes dead from gunshot wounds. Preliminary investigation led police to believe Gonzales-Funes shot Jensen before turning the gun on himself.
The infant was evaluated and was found to be in good health.
Authorities say the infant was the child of Jensen and Gonzales-Funes, and is currently being cared for by family members.
A friend of Jensen’s tells 10 On Your Side that the victim went by “Madison” and enjoyed horseback riding.
“She always had a smile on her face, always laughing and having a good time,” says Alyssa Behr.
Gonzales-Funes was a correctional officer with the Accomack County Sheriff’s Office. 10 On Your Side spoke with two people who knew him when they were serving time.
“I didn’t think he was ever capable of something like that, he seemed like an alright dude,” says JC Snead.
“He was just really quiet,” says Chrissy Padgett. “It petrifies me.”
10 On Your Side spoke with Gonzales-Funes’ cousin, Jaime Meza. Meza says his cousin was never violent, and was a good man. He reportedly deployed twice as a Marine.