Update: Police Release Names of Two Killed in Suspected Double Homicide

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police Department detectives are investigating the deaths of an adult male and adult female found within a Des Moines residence. Police say the deaths are being investigated as homicides.

Des Moines police have identified the victims as 54-year-old Gaylord George Jolly, Jr. and 49-year-old Tracy Linn Adams. Officials say they sustained multiple sharp-force injuries from their nephew and son, 30-year-old Joshua Lee Adams.

Gaylord George Jolly, Jr. is an uncle to Joshua Adams. Tracy Adams is Joshua Adams’ mother.

Joshua Adams now faces two counts of first-degree murder.

At approximately 3:41 p.m. Friday, Des Moines Police Department patrol officers and the Des Moines Fire Department responded to the 3900 block of E. 26th Street to investigate a report of an assault. Officers arrived and found Jolly and Adams deceased.

The case has been referred to the Polk County Attorney’s Office for prosecution.