The Bay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Southport.
Major Tommy Ford of the BCSO told The COUNTY PRESS they received a call at 9:29am Monday morning, from a co-worker and friend of a man in Southport.
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday at approximately 9:29 am to conduct a welfare check at 9219 Resota Beach Road. A friend of the residents requested a welfare check due to the fact that the homeowner had not shown up for work the previous evening.
Upon arrival, the deputy found the residence to be unsecured, and conducted a walk-thru of the residence discovering the bodies of a male and a female inside the residence.
The BCSO Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Unit and Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the residence to conduct an investigation into the circumstances of the death. A handgun was recovered from the scene. The incident appears to be a murder/suicide based on the preliminary investigation and evidence recovered at the scene.
The deceased have been identified as Kelley Anna Dickson, W/F, DOB/12-17-1964, and Mack O. Kilpatrick, white male, DOB/07-04-1951.
The investigation is ongoing and autopsies will be conducted by the District 14 Medical Examiner’s Office.
BCSO REPORT Prepared by Major Tommy Ford