Two die in domestic altercation

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Nevada Daily Mail

At approximately 7:15 Monday night the Sheldon Chief of Police received a call on a domestic disturbance at 201 Anderson Street in Sheldon that ended in the deaths of both parties involved. The Vernon County Sheriff's Office was called for assistance and responded.

According to Vernon County Sheriff Ron Peckman, Vernon County Coroner David Ferry pronounced 45-year-old Tersea L. Nelson dead at the scene. William C. Nelson was later pronounced dead at Nevada Regional Medical Center.

Details of the incident are unclear. Peckman said that information about weapons used in the disturbance and what actually took place is yet to be officially determined and an investigation is under way. Autopsies will be performed and the Missouri State Highway Patrol will assist in the reconstruction of the scene.

"We're waiting for all the reports to come in to make a final determination," said Peckman.

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