Murder-suicide reported at Gatlinburg cabin

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Sheriff’s deputies say two people died Monday in a murder-suicide that took place in the presence of the victim’s family a rental cabin just outside of town.

Sheriff Ron Seals said it appeared 52-year-old Richard Crosby shot 48-year-old Genevieive Crosby several times before turning his gun on himself.

The Crosbys were from Tarpon Springs, Fla. They were vacationing here with Genevive Crosby’s father, mother and daughter.

Seals said deputies went to the cabin at about 11:50 a.m. Monday after a woman called 911 to say two people had been shot at a rental cabin on Treehouse Lane.

They arrived to find Genevieve Crosby still alive and in the bed, but suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She died en route to the hospital, Seals said.

The deputies found Richard Crosby dead on the floor of the same room; he had suffered a single gunshot wound.

After talking to other family members who were present during the incident and reviewing the evidence at the scene, they determined Richard Crosby shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

jfarrell@themountainpress.com