School Principal And Son Murdered In Oxford, MS

(Oxford, MS) News Channel 3 has confirmed a woman and her son have been murdered in Oxford, MS

Police say Dr. Carol Lavett Gary and her 12-year-old son Patrick Earl Gary, Jr. were found dead apparently from gunshot wounds.

Dr. Gary was principal at Davidson Elementary School in Water Valley, MS.

Both were found dead in their home in the South Oaks subdivision in the 200 block of County Road 301.

Oxford police say they are questioning several people including some family members, but there are no suspects.

Dozens of people who knew the victims came to offer their condolences.

The outpouring of support was no surprise to people who worked with Dr. Carol Gary.

“I was not surprised to see as many people as I saw. Because I know she touched many lives,” said Calendra Morgan.

Morgan said Gary was more than an administrator, “I mean she meant business but you could talk to her about personal issues as well. And I am going to miss her.”

Around 1 p.m. Friday, the Lafayette County coroner removed the bodies from the home.

The case has been turned over to the Mississippi Bureau of investigation.

Carol Gary was married but there is no information on where her husband was at the time of the shootings.


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