On Monday, March 21, DeKalb County, Alabama authorities received a call reporting two individuals, male and female, dead inside their home on County Road 657 in Rainsville. DeKalb County Sheriff`s Office and Rainsville Police Department responded to the scene. It is early in the investigation but from all indications, this appears to have been a murder-suicide.

The two individuals who died have been identified as Brandy Alison Matthews, age 30, and Joshua Taylor Matthews, age 31.

The investigation is ongoing and autopsies are being performed in Huntsville. Police are still continuing to question friends & family members to determine a possible motive for this tragic incident.