Elizabeth Walton, C-VILLE employee, killed in murder-suicide Tuesday night

Elizabeth Walton, C-VILLE employee, killed in murder-suicide Tuesday night

According to the Albemarle County Police Department, our co-worker and friend, Elizabeth Walton, was killed in an apparent murder-suicide around 11:45pm on Tuesday, August 28, at her home in the 3800 block of Stony Point Road. Also killed were her children: Noah Philip Romando, Lily Catherine Romando, and Andrew Ross Romando.

According to the police, three people were found dead at the scene, and a fourth was transported to UVA Medical Center and died shortly after arrival. A gun was involved in the killing, and police believe the suspect is among the deceased.

Beth, who grew up in Lewisburg, West Virginia, began working at C-VILLE Weekly as an account executive in our advertising department April 30, 2012. She was married in June to Don Walton, but kept the name Beth McLaughlin professionally. Prior to working at C-VILLE, Beth worked at Charlottesville Family and Charlottesville Catholic School.

The death of Beth and her children is a devastating tragedy we are only just beginning to process. Our hearts and minds are with her family and friends, and out of respect for their privacy, we have no more information to contribute at this time.  We understand that Albemarle County Police Department investigators are still working on the case, and we respect their processes.

  • Connie

    I am extremely sorry for your loss and the loss of family and friends of Mrs. Watson. This is so sad that it happened and included her and her family. There are no words at this time to help anyone at such a difficult time. I just pray that her family and coworkers and friends as well as the rest of her friends will be consoled and come together to remember those who are lost. God Bless the family who died so tragically.

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    My heart breaks…

  • P.M.

    She was a beautiful woman who reflected so much brightness and happiness when I met her recently where I work. I am thankful to have had the chance to speak with her and to even take her picture, and I’m in shock that this has happened.

    She and her family will be missed by all that knew them. May they rest in peace!

    I extend my condolences to all of her family, including her C’ville Weekly family, and to all of her friends, and the friends of her children as well!
    Such a sad senseless tragedy!

  • roget nicholas

    I leave this message for Don Walton.There are no words to truely express the sorrow of the death of your wonderful wife. I want to express my sympathy for this tradgity. I am truely heart broken for your loss

  • Friend

    Thank you. C-ville, for being respectful during this time of unexplainable loss. They were wonderful, and their many friends are heartbroken.

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  • Donna Akers Casanave

    Don, my heart goes out to you and your family. I will continue to pray for strength, faith and peace for you all. I know you come from sturdy stock, with strong family and freinds. May all this contribute to your healing.
    Donna Akers Casanave

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