ORLANDO, Fla. - A mother and son were found dead in an Ocala-area home following an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies on Monday responded to the residence on SW 20th Lane for a well-being check after a man told deputies he had not heard from his son – 26-year-old Birch Crocker – in about two weeks and was unable to reach him or his mother, 57-year-old Kathleen Callahan.
Deputies responded to the home and noticed through a window what appeared to be a woman lying near a pool of blood, authorities said. When they entered, they found Callahan and Crocker dead. Crocker was found with a gun beside him.
Deputies did not provide a potential motive behind the shooting.