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Suspect arrested in murder of elderly Virginia couple

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FAUQUIER, VA (WWBT) -

Police have arrested a suspect in the slayings of an elderly couple in Fauquier County.

John Wesley Jeffries, 60, was taken into custody Wednesday at 3:50 p.m.

Police say the bodies of 80-year-old Nelson Slack and his 74-year-old wife, Ethel, were found early Sunday in their home on Bunker Hill Road. The couple's vehicle was found Sunday afternoon on Lafayette Boulevard.

Jeffries is also wanted in Spotsylvania County on malicious wounding and other charges stemming from an incident in Spotsylvania. He is listed as a violent offender on the Virginia Sex Offender Registry.

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