PRESS RELEASE Capt. Marissa Tindale 3-7-17
At 5:46 p.m. on March 6th officers responded to 284 Redfern Village on St. Simons Island in reference to a 911 call about a death investigation at the St. Simons Island Clinic. When officers arrived, they entered the Clinic and found two deceased persons inside. The deceased have been identified as Dr. William Nelson, age 63, and Catherine Tortorete, age 51, both of St. Simons Island. Both appear to have died from gunshot wounds. The preliminary investigation reveals this to be a murder-suicide.
The investigation continues by the Criminal Investigations Division.