Friday, June 10, 2016


UPDATE: According to a statement by Webster County Deputy Coroner Todd Vanover, the death of Jose Santos Saravia was due to a self inflicted gunshot would.

Sheriff Frankie Springfield told the J-E that there are no charges being filed in the case at this time.

UPDATED:  The names of two individuals involved in a deadly domestic incident in Sebree this morning have been released.
Declared dead at the scene was 48-year-old Jose Santos Saravia. Vilma Alfaro, the 37-year-old female injured in the incident, was taken to Baptist Health in Madisonville with a head injury. She has since been transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where she is listed in stable condition

An early morning incident in Sebree Wednesday has left a man dead and a woman hospitalized.

According to information released by Webster County Sheriff Frankie Springfield, his department responded at approximately 4 a.m. to a domestic call at the 6600 block of St. Rt. 56, which is just west of town.

After the department discovered the man, Webster County Deputy Coroner Todd Vanover was called. Vanover pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The woman was transported to an undisclosed hospital, and has since been transferred. She suffered a head injury during the incident, Springfield said.

It has been confirmed that the man and woman were married.
Five children were in the home during the incident. Child and Family Services were contacted, and the children were allowed to be taken home by family members who were on the scene. Springfield said relatives lived next door to the house.

No names have been released, but an announcement is expected as soon as the woman was notified of the man’s death. While no time table has been established as to when that announcement will be made, Springfield believed it could come later today.

An autopsy is expected to be conducted in Louisville on Thursday.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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