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UPDATE: Deeds' son autopsy shows death from rifle shot

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4:54 p.m.

State Police say the autopsy of Bath County State Senator Creigh Deeds' son Austin "Gus" Deeds revealed that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke determined that the gunshot came from a rifle.

Also, the Bath County Sheriff's Office confirmed that prior to Monday, it had not received a 911 nor a non-emergency call from the Deeds' home.  On Tuesday, Bath County Sheriff Robert Plecker told WSLS that his office got a non-emergency call from the Deeds' home, and that deputies responded.  Sheriff Plecker would not say what the call was for.


8:51 a.m.

We're continuing coverage on the investigation into the stabbing of Senator Creigh Deeds.

Today, the autopsy of Deeds' son Gus will be performed by the Medical Examiner's Office in Roanoke.

Senator Deeds was stabbed multiple times in the head and torso at his home in Millboro Tuesday morning. Police believe his son, Gus, stabbed Deeds before shooting and killing himself.

Deeds was flown to UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville where he remains in fair condition this morning.

We'll continue to bring you the latest in this investigation as we learn more. In the meantime, keep up with us on Twitter @wsls and on our Facebook page.