ELK PARK — An Elk Park woman was found dead after her husband called 911, reportedly saying he had stabbed her and that she was dead, according to Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye.

Frye said Darrell Lee Callahan, 55, has been charged with murder with no bond. According to Frye, Callahan made a call to 911 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Frye said Callahan’s wife, Tammy, had been stabbed in the neck with a knife and was found dead at the scene at the Elk Park School Apartments.

N.C. State Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist with the investigation, search and arrest warrants were issued and Callahan was charged on scene.

Frye explained that the final cause of death will not be determined until an autopsy is completed.

Frye added that a welfare check had been performed at the residence a few hours prior to the incident, and noted that Tammy was fine at the time. Frye added she had said that there were no officers needed at the residence.

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