Temple Police are trying to determine why a beloved local educator would have shot and killed his mother, before turning the gun on himself.
According to the initial police report, Steve Cash had returned home from work Friday, then went to visit his mother, Clair.
Cash is an educator with the Haralson County Schools district.
Cashs wife told police that he was gone when she came home Friday. She reported him missing that evening. She did say she believed Cash was suffering from depression related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Investigators went to Cashs mothers home on Carrollton Street in Temple to attempt to locate him. They found Cashs vehicle parked outside. His mothers vehicle was gone.
Investigators located the mothers vehicle at Asbury Cemetery in Temple.
There, they located both Cash and his mother inside a pavilion in which Cashs grandfather is believed to have built. Cashs father was also buried there. Both Cash and his mother were deceased when they were found by officers. Investigators believe Cash shot his mother in the lower chest before turning his weapon on himself.
Temple Police will share additional information as their investigation continues.