ELGIN, Texas (KXAN) - An Elgin couple were found dead inside their home in eastern Travis County on Friday afternoon in what the sheriff's office called a double-killing and investigators have arrested their son in connection with the crime.
TCSO Spokesman Roger Wade said the bodies of Kenneth Gene Payne, 61, and Phyllis June Payne, 63, were discovered by a neighbor around 2:35 p.m. Friday at 23006 Hog Eye Road.
The couple's son-in-law asked their neighbor to check on the couple because they had not been heard from in a while.
Sheriff's deputies found "numerous" .45 caliber shell casings on the floor of the home. According to an arrest affidavit Kenneth and Phyllis appeared to have "apparent gunshot wounds to the head."
"Sheriff's detectives arrived on the scene and are treating this case as a double homicide and have identified a person of interest," wade said. "The investigation is ongoing, however, detectives do not believe there are any suspects at large at this time."
According to an arrest affidavit, that person of interest, Carlos Adrian Whitcomb, called his sister Friday morning "talking about a bunch of stuff."
One witness said they saw Whitcomb walking from a bridge with blood on the side of his face and appeared to have a large cut on his face.
Whitcomb was later spotted in the water on a residence near the crime scene. The property owner called 911, Whitcomb was transported by Guardian EMS to Seton Hospital.
The affidavit says he had a knot over his left eye, was wet and muddy. The affidavit goes on to say he was "acting very strange" and "was making strange comments to the nurses."
A neighbor and longtime friend, Jan Anthony said of the couple, "They were good neighbors, like family, best of friends. They would help anybody who needed help."
The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an examination at the house and determine the [official] cause of death, Wade said.
Whitcomb remains at Seton Hospital where he is undergoing a medical evaluation by hospital staff.
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