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.