Tuesday, May 21, 2013
"SODDY DAISY, TN — The search for a man suspected of killing his wife has ended after he took his own life.
"Since Sunday morning, Hamilton County Sheriff deputies were looking for Terry Releford, 34, of Soddy Daisy. Deputies believed Releford killed his wife who has been identified as Tammi Releford, 35.
"The man hunt began when authorities were called to the couples' home on 8912 Lovell Road. When deputies entered the home, they found Tammy Releford dead from blunt force trauma to the head. Her husband had already left the scene.
"According to a sheriff's report, Terry Releford bound his wife's two children from a previous relationship, before killing his pregnant wife. One of the children managed to break free and call for help.
"Authorities said the children were uninjured during the event.
"Deputies spent the entire day searching for the victim's husband and were able to locate him in Gordon County Georgia where he was holding up in a hotel. By Monday morning, Hamilton County deputies along with Gordon County authorities moved on the suspects location where they found him already dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound.
"`The weapon that was used as part of the original crime was the weapon that he took his life with,` said the Sheriff Hammond."
Monday, May 20, 2013
"LOUISVILLE, TN — Preliminary autopsy results show the deaths of the Louisville couple are consistent with a murder/suicide, according to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
"Rebecca A. Adkins, 53, and Steven R. Adkins, 54, of 121 Chandler Way, Louisville, were found dead in their home at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a Sheriff’s Office media release. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
"Investigators said it appeared that Steven Adkins shot Rebecca Adkins, and then shot himself.
"The Blount County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday to the Adkins’ residence after a family member found the couple inside of their Chandler Road residence. It is not known how long the couple had been inside of the residence. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is investigating."
From The Daily Times...
"BROOKSVILLE, FL — Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Major Case detectives are currently working a death investigation with preliminary information indicating a domestic related murder/suicide involving two people found deceased in a heavily wooded area of the Chassahowitzka Forest.
"Sunday at 2:45 a.m. the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office responded to a heavily wooded area of the Chassahowitzka Forest on Commercial Way in Brooksville at the request of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. When deputies arrived, they discovered the bodies of Michael Jones, age 66, and Glenda Jones, age 66, deceased in the woods.
"The investigation thus far indicates Michael and Glenda Jones were reported missing in Pinellas County during the early morning hours on May 19.
"Preliminary investigation indicates the incident is isolated, and that residents do not need to be concerned for their safety, according to the sheriff’s office."
From Hernando Today...
"HOUSTON, TX — Officers found the bodies of two young people in a west Houston apartment on Sunday evening after a friend asked police to do a welfare check.
"According to the Houston Police Department, the discovery was made around 6 p.m. in the 7600 block of Highmeadow Drive.
"Police said a female victim, 24, and a male suspect, 31, were both found fatally shot in the apartment. The shootings appeared to be a case of murder/suicide.
"Sergeants with HPD Homicide said the young woman had not been seen for several days, so her close friend called police to check the residence. The friend told police the couple had been in a relationship for several years but were having recent problems.
"HPD said the investigation is continuing as investigators await autopsy results."
Sunday, May 19, 2013
"ARBUTUS, MD — Baltimore County police found a dead woman and an unconscious man inside an Arbutus home Friday afternoon.
"Police responded to a home in the 4700 block of Belwood Green after receiving information that a man had killed someone in the home and intended to kill himself, according to a police statement Saturday.
"When officers entered the home they found Kathleen Washington, 45, dead, the statement said. She suffered multiple injuries, police said, and her cause of death is awaiting autopsy results.
"The man was suffering from self-inflicted wounds and taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, police said. He is in critical condition, the statement said.
"Police will publicly identify the man if he is charged, the statement said."
From The Baltimore Sun...