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Elderly couple's murder shocks community

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 2:00 AM

Elderly couple's murder shocks community

Residents of Woodstock and adjoining communities stood in dismay at the house of Lanscel and Corretta Gregory who were found dead with stab wounds all over their bodies.

According to police and eyewitnesses, the couple was killed on Sunday night as they were still dressed in church clothes having come in from a meeting. They were also robbed of their motor vehicle.

After calls to their cell phones by relatives went unanswered, the house was visited by family friends who forced the doors open to find the couple lying in a pool of blood.

This came as a shock to all the church members, especially to the last member who saw the couple before their tragic end.

"After a meeting on Sunday night, I was asked to drive behind them on their way home as I live further up the road ... I ensured they opened the gate, and then I drove off." The member said.

She added, "I never knew this would happen, these two elderly persons don't deserve this, I don't know why persons are so heartless ... I don't know if it's because they travel frequently why someone would want to rob them thinking they are rich. I just don't know."

This marks the first double murder for the parish and the third killing as a result of stabbing.

- Tamara Bailey