The double murder of retired nurse Avis Israel and her son Ronald Israel has sent shockwaves through the small community of Old Montrose and according to a relative, the family is shaken to the core.
Yesterday morning, a friend of Avis, 75 and Ronald, 47, discovered Ronalds body on the porch of their Old Montrose home and alerted the police, who then discovered Avis in the house dead, apparently from head injuries, as appeared to be the case with her son.
Speaking to members of the media on the porch where Ronalds body was found, Avis great nephew Patrick McIntosh told reporters that this was the first time that the family has had to deal with something of this nature and magnitude.
McIntosh was the only member of the family in a frame of mind to speak to the media. He described the murders as a complete shock.
Everybody in the family is peaceful