On Monday, March 6th 2017 around 5:46 p.m. Glynn County officers responded to 284 Redfern Village on St. Simons Island after receiving a 911 call. Officers arrived at the St. Simons Island Clinic to find two deceased persons inside.
The deceased have been identified as 63 year old Dr. William Nelson, and 51 year old Catherine Tortorete, both of St. Simons Island. Nelson and Tortorete had until recently been in an intimate relationship. 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.
We will update this information as new facts arise.