Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies found two Tillamook residents dead from gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide upon making a welfare check last week in a campground near Newport.
Authorities said they believe Carla C. Gustafson, 64, killed Charles W. Young, 87, before taking her own life on Thursday, March 28, at Whaler’s Rest RV & Camping Resort in South Beach.
Responding to campground staff reports, police located the victims after learning the occupants had not been seen for several days. Deputies found Young with an apparent gunshot wound and Gustafson with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities learned Young and Gustafson are family members from Tillamook.
Motivation for the shooting is unclear, police said.
The investigation is ongoing.