School Principal And Son Murdered In Oxford, MS

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(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.


  • Dana

    So sad , my Grandson really liked her and talked about her to his Mom, my heart goes out to the family,teachers and students.

  • Paula Mathis

    You, your hubby and PJ not to mention your entire family are in my prayers. I have no doubt that you love The Lord. I know where you all are and because of that I will have peace. I will be able to deal with this tragedy. There is no way one can begin to understand it. So I won’t. Until we see each other again. I’ll cherish all our awesome memories with a smile and an OO-OP!

  • Twan Price

    I am praying for the family, eventhough I didn’t know of them. But in God eyes we all are family. Look to the hills which cometh all your help family and it truly comes from the Lord.

  • Eyvetta Coleman

    This is truly a sad thing to happen. I praying for the Gary and Mister families. I have known this family for a long time and I can’t believe what happened. I just pray that one day God will heal everybody.

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