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UPDATE: Franklin County woman charged with murder

Warrants found in the Franklin County court system describe how the sheriff’s office discovered the murder of a 62-year-old man. The department wrote that they went to the home on Franklin Street in Ferrum Monday for a well-being check. Warrants said a man told 911 operators that his ex-wife, who lived in the home, called him crying.

Deputies said 59-year-old Carol Elizabeth Long answered the door and told police she stabbed and killed Walter Sigmon. The warrants said officials then found Sigmon dead in the garage.

Long is charged with 2nd-degree murder and is being held without a bond.

She will appear in court again in July.

Original story:

A Franklin County woman has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bond.

Shortly before noon Monday, Franklin County authorities received a 911 call for a well-being check for Walter Sigmon and Carol Long at their home in Ferrum. A deputy responded to their home on Franklin Street and found a 59-year-old Carol Long inside the house. She told the deputy that 62-year-old Walter Sigmon was dead inside the home.

Investigators aren’t saying how Sigmon died but have ruled his death a homicide and have charged Long in his murder.

Long is being held in the Franklin County Jail, without bond.