State Police confirmed the incident involving a couple from Martinsburg is a double-murder.
Officials said local police received a call for a wellfare check on the household after snow was not cleared off their cars after the weekend storm. Police forced entry into the household where they found the victims, 30-year-old Cassandra Appleman and 49-year-old Sheldon Appleman. They then contacted State Police to handle the investigation.
According to the coroner’s report, both victims died from stab wounds, and a knife was recovered at the home where the incident took place.
Police said the household had a history of domestic violence.
They believe this is an isolated incident and no additional suspects are involved. Police said this invetsigation is ongoing.
If you are the victim of domestic abuse, local agencies are available in every county or call the National Domestic Vilence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.