Armie “Troy” Isom, an 89-year-old white man, was found dead Friday, Dec. 26, in the 300 block of Roughrider Road in Claremont, according to authorities.
A groundskeeper on Isom’s 80-acre hilltop estate found the man and his wife, Shirley Isom, 74, slain inside the home and called authorities about 1:20 p.m.
Lt. Dave Coleman described the attack on Shirley Isom as extremely bloody. She suffered both stab wounds and blunt force trauma and died at the scene.
Armie Isom, who was also beaten and stabbed, was taken to a hospital, where he died later that day. The attack occurred both inside and outside the house, though its chronology remains unclear, Coleman said.
“We have blood evidence, DNA evidence that we have to identify, locate and collect both inside, outside and then all the way down the drive,” he said.
Several firearms were found in the house, but ...