Wife, husband identified in Baker murder/suicide

Wife, husband identified in Baker murder/suicide

A married couple in their mid-sixties has been identified as the two victims of a murder/suicide in Baker.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office identified the two people as 64-year-old William Rust and his wife, 64-year-old Gretchen Rust.

Investigators believe William shot his wife and then himself on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day.

A family member found the couple dead at their home in the 2100 block of Winners Circle on Monday afternoon.

Family members told the sheriff's office that William was diagnosed with a medical condition, which they said, "led to deteriorating mental capabilities and bouts of anger."

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