Authorities in Stewart, Montgomery counties investigate murder-suicide

Crime Scene tape

STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Authorities in Montgomery and Stewart counties are investigating a murder-suicide that happened Friday night.

According to officials, local business owner Ronald Kennedy called his employee and said he killed his wife and was going to kill himself.

When police went to their Stewart County home on Cedar Point Road at 6:30 p.m., they found 55-year-old Patricia Kennedy deceased.

Ronald, 57, was also found deceased about an hour later at the couple’s Montgomery County home on St. Paul Road.

Patricia’s death is being investigated by the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Autopsies will be performed on the couple next week.

No other details about the case were immediately released.

News 2 is committed to tracking crime across Middle Tennessee. Visit wkrn.com/crimetracker for the latest.