Sunday, December 8, 2013
"HIGGINSPORT, OH — A woman missing since Thursday was found dead, the Brown County Sheriff Office confirmed Saturday.
"Genevieve Smith, 42, was last seen at her home in Higginsport at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Her body was found in her 2007, maroon Ford Mustang Friday at about 9 p.m. Also found dead was Andrew Smith, 55, Genevieve's estranged husband.
"A handgun was also found in the vehicle that was spotted by a `concerned citizen` on Schwallie Road near Ripley, Ohio, according to the sheriff's office.
"According to the sheriff's office at the initial time of her disappearance, Genevieve Smith may have been arguing with Andrew Smith. They said she had a protection order against her husband.
"Genevieve failed to show up for work and missed a court hearing on Thursday, according to deputies. She was last seen putting three of her five children on a bus to school.
"Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger said the incident was being investigated as a murder/suicide, but an autopsy would be performed before a final determination could be made."
"LEICESTER, NC — Buncombe County Deputies said a husband and wife died in what appeared to be a murder/suicide Friday night.
"Clyde Cody Jr., 65, and Hilda Cody, 64 of 14 New Home Road in Leicester were identified as the victims, according to Natalie Bailey of the sheriff's office.
"`The findings of the investigation appear to be consistent with a murder/suicide pending autopsy results from the medical examiner,` Bailey said.
"Bailey said deputies were called to the Cody's home on New Home Road in Leicester after receiving a call for service at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
"She said deputies arrived and found the two victims dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
"Bailey said the investigation into this incident is ongoing."
Source: FOX Carolina...
"MANCHESTER, CT — Four people are dead after police said a man killed three women before turning the gun on himself late Saturday night.
"According to police, a call came in at 9:40 reporting multiple gunshots in the area of 190 Pine Street. Officers arrived on scene within about two minutes and confronted the suspect outside of an apartment building. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was carrying a baby when police arrived.
"Police said after a brief confrontation with the officers, then man put the child down and shot himself. One officer also fired at the suspect, but it appears the bullet did not strike him.
"The child was unharmed during the event and was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated.
"Police said officers entered the apartment complex and located three women in an apartment who were dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
"The identities of the victims have not been released, and police continue to investigate the event with the help of the Connecticut State police and the Hartford State's Attorney's Office."
"TAMPA, FL — Deputies are investigating an apparent murder/suicide at a home on Six Mile Creek Road.
"Emergency responders got a 911 call from the 60-year-old son of Eloise P. Bailey, 87, and her husband, James G. Bailey, 88, to come to their home at 9912 Six Mile Creek Road at 11:45 a.m., according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
"Inside the home, the Baileys were both dead with gunshot wounds to the upper body.
"Detectives said it appears James Bailey shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
"The Baileys' son regularly checked on his parents, and he had spoken to them Saturday morning before he made the discovery, said Larry McKinnon, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. Eloise Bailey may have been ill, according to preliminary information.
"Autopsies will be conducted by the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office."
"CARROLLTON, AL — A west Alabama man killed his sister and his elderly mother before turning a gun on himself inside a Pickens County home, according to authorities.
"The bodies of 82-year-old Dora Johnson and her 63-year-old daughter Patricia Hudson were found at Johnson's home in Carrollton early Friday. Johnson's 53-year-old son, John Virgil Johnson, was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"According to several reports, authorities have said the killings appear to be murders followed by John Johnson's suicide. Investigators have declined to release information about how the women died until autopsy results are returned.
"Dora Johnson and her son lived together at the Cox Street home. Hudson, who was visiting her mother, lived in Millport.
"Carrollton Police found the bodies around 12:30 a.m. Friday after a relative asked that police conduct a welfare check at the home.
"The Pickens County Sheriff's Office, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Pickens County coroner are investigating the deaths.
"Dora Johnson was well-known in the community as a dedicated supporter of the historic Pickens County courthouse, and she was recently honored by having a courtroom named after her."