OCSO: Medical Examiner identifies victims in New Year's murder/suicide

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Officials with the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) said the victims of a murder/suicide in northern Okaloosa County have been tentatively identified as a married couple in their mid-sixties.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has tentatively identified the victims as William Rust, 64, and his wife Gretchen, 64.

Investigators said they believe William shot his wife, then himself, at their home on Winners Circle in Baker on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day before a family member found the bodies early Monday afternoon.

Officials said they were last seen alive late Sunday afternoon.

According to family members, William was diagnosed with a medical condition that worsened his mental health and led him to get angry at times.