The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an ongoing investigation into the deaths of two people at 25 Mule Pen Road, Sylva, in the Savannah Community of Jackson County.
Deputies responded to the scene after family members found the deceased inside the home. Investigators believe the event to be a murder then suicide and are looking for no suspects related to this incident. Deputies were dispatched to the location on September 18, 2015 at around 11:17 a.m.
Judy Lee Nave, 65, and James Bruce Franklin, 51, of Whittier were found dead in the woman’s home by family members.