On March 28th, 2019 Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Whaler’s Rest RV & Camping Resort in South Beach, Oregon to conduct a welfare check on two guests staying in the park. Whaler’s Rest Staff reported the two occupants had not been seen for several days.
When Deputies arrived on scene they located a deceased male with an apparent gunshot wound and a deceased female with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The deceased subjects were identified as Charles W. Young, 87, and Carla C. Gustafson, 64, both of Tillamook, Oregon.
Based on the investigation, authorities believe Gustafson killed Young, before taking her own life. Authorities also learned Young and Gustafson are family members. At this time the motivation for the shooting is unclear and the investigation remains ongoing.