Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Murder-suicide at hotel (Updated)

Update (12:30 PM, 1/25/18): The identities of the female and male in yesterday’s death investigation at the Crown Motel have been confirmed.  They are 35-year-old, Chrystal Burrage and 41-year-old, William Wade, Jr.  She was a clerk at the city of Jackson.

There is still no additional information available related to their deaths.
JPD issued the following statement. 

Jackson Police are investigating a double shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Boling Street, at the Crown Motel.

Shortly after 12:30pm, Officers responded to the location after receiving a call from management that tenants within a room there had not checked out nor were they answering the door.  Officers attempted to enter the room and could tell that an object was partially barricading the door.  Officer were finally able to gain entry and immediately found, both a male and female lying motionless on the floor.  Both appeared to have been fatally shot.

Based the initial evidence observed, it appears the incident was a murder and suicide.  A firearm was found inside the room.

Neither of the decedents have been positively identified as this time.  The relationship, if any, between the two has not been established nor has a motive.  It also remains unknown how long they had been inside the room prior to being discovered.

Detectives are still actively investigating the incident by speaking with other individuals who were occupying rooms there, to gather information which could help determine what took place inside that motel room. 

Anyone with any additional information that may assist in this investigation is asked to contact Police at 601-960-1234 or call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477).

This investigation is ongoing.


Anonymous said...

How many murders is that already this month. 8 or 9? Anyone know?

Anonymous said...

Did management indicate whether the occupants had rented the room by the day or by the hour? Might provide some background info as to the motive.

Anonymous said...

The tv stations aren't talking about the numbers,

Anonymous said...

@5:39 it is at least eight which puts 2018 in Jackson on a record pace for homicide.

Anonymous said...

5:40 - The Bill Will Motel closed many years ago. Nobody rents a room 'by the hour' any more.

Anonymous said...

According to my count (not counting the suicide), this makes 8 murders, with 6 other people that have been shot. Busy January for sure.

Anonymous said...

I hate to bring it up but has anyone heard the cause of death of the young man and woman right before NYE over near 220? Just fell out of the news.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that there were hotels or motels in that area...west of the zoo is not the prettiest spot in town.

Anonymous said...

Sad that the report to police was 'did not check out of room' and not 'shots fired at this location.' Jackson is a very scary place these days.

Anonymous said...

@7:57 Jackson has plenty of by the hour motels. I am a phone company tech and had to go to the Mustang motel during lunch to work on their service. That parking lot must have filled up and emptied three times during lunch time. All by the hour.

I think the Rainbow where there was a killing earlier this year is a by the hour joint.

Anonymous said...

9:54 PM, I agree. What happens to all of these news blurbs that later become forgotten footnotes??? I'm sure this one will go the same way, such as the poor young girl killed at the intersection of Fortification and State.

Anonymous said...

Drive down Highway 80 for a number of by-the-hour options. Same goes for the Boling/Industrial area.

The Zebra Motel may be closed, but the spirit lives on in the City With Soul.

Anonymous said...

7:57, you obviously never leave your neighborhood and venture out Hwy 80, or MLK Drive, or some of the establishments in the inner city. Plenty of places where one can go take a short nap in the middle of the day when they don't have time to go home but need the siesta hour.

Anonymous said...

It's all fun and games until someone can't pay for "services rendered".

Anonymous said...

I'm not particularly surprised at the number of murders, so far, in Jackson. But, I am surprised at the number of JJ participants who know full details about where you can get a quick nap during the day at seedy motels. I think I need to wash my monitor screen. Some of you are probably using public computers at the library.

Anonymous said...

Wonder why the reporting on this is so quiet. Heard Wade was a JPD officer. Bodybuilder

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