Sunday, May 31, 2009
"ENCINO, CA - Police said a man and a woman were found shot to death in an Encino home Sunday.
"According to authorities, three children were inside the house when they heard the shots fired. The oldest child called 911 and then the kids fled.
"The report of shots fired came in at 12:36 p.m. in the 4800 block of Haskell Avenue near Ventura Boulevard, Los Angeles police spokesman Officer Bruce Borihanh said.
"Police and fire units responded to the call and fire paramedics waited until the location was secure to enter, according to fire spokeswoman d'Lisa Davies.
"According to the coroner, the shooting may have been a murder-suicide.
"The couple was shot in what appears to be the master bedroom of the home.
"Neighbors say the couples kept to themselves and worked outside the home in sports medicine."
"TAMPA, FL - An estranged couple was found dead in seperate locations in the Carrollwood area early Sunday morning, in what detectives are calling an apparent murder-suicide.
"A woman was found shot to death inside an apartment on Arbor Reserve Circle around 5:30 a.m. A short time later, the woman's estranged husband was found dead inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Target at Dale Mabry Highway and Ehrlich Road a short time later.
"According to Hillsborough Sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway, it appears that the man shot and killed his estranged wife in her apartment, then drove to the Target parking lot and took his own life.
"The couple were in the process of divorcing, Callaway said. "
From ABC Action News...
Saturday, May 30, 2009
"Tonawanda, NY - A 37-year-old North Tonawanda woman called 9-1-1 early Saturday morning saying her ex-boyfriend just shot her. That launched a manhunt for the suspect -- 48-year-old Timothy Hance. The woman was shot multiple times in her torso at her Falconer Street home. Police say they were able to track her ex-boyfriend through his cell phone and Buffalo police found him near Harry's Harbor Place by the Niagara river where he had apparently taken his own life.
"`In the past there was an order of protection between the two that had expired,` explains North Tonawanda Police Chief Randy Szukala, `So currently there was nothing that prevented the two of them from being together. What the relationship was currently, I really don't know at this point.`
"The woman was taken to the Erie County Medical Center where she under went surgery. Her current condition is unknown."
"Calcutta, IN - The owner of a high school in Belghoria, in the northern fringes of Kolkata, strangled his wife and two minor children on Friday night before ending his own life on the railway tracks. Police claimed that 38-year-old Asit Bhanja owed nearly Rs 1 crore ($208,333 US)to banks, financial institutions, friends, relatives and guardians. Mounting debt, arising from an extravagant lifestyle, could have forced him to take this step, believe senior officers.
"Bhanja lived with wife Gayatri (30), son Priyam (7) and daughter Priya (5) within the complex of Derozio Mission High School in Belghoria's Jatin Das Nagar. Both children were physically and mentally challenged. Bhanja's in-laws also lived in the same house...
"It was initially thought that Bhanja had killed his family and run away. Even as the bodies were being removed to the morgue, reporters present at the spot received information from Government Railway Police that the body of an unidentified male was lying on the tracks near Belghoria station. Neighbours pieced together the sequence of events and rushed to the spot. Though the body lying on track 4 was badly mutilated, they identified it as that of Bhanja."
From The Times of India...
"PHILADELPHIA, PA - Police are investigating a murder-suicide overnight at a bar in the city's Kensington section.
"Police say an unidentified man walked into a bar around 2:15am, shot his wife, and then shot himself.
"The bar is in the 1400 block of North 5th Street.
"The names of the victims have not been released."
"LORTON, VA - A Lorton couple have been found dead in their home in an apparent murder-suicide, Fairfax County Police say.
"Police were called to the home in the 9600 block of Hagel Circle at about 2 p.m. Friday after a concerned relative went to there. They found 45-year- old Jacqueline Neal and 54-year-old Robert Neal Jr., dead in the home.
"Police said a preliminary investigation determined that Robert Neal shot his wife, then shot himself.
"The Office of the Medical Examiner will conduct autopsies."
Friday, May 29, 2009
"PLANTATION, FL - The victims: two women in their 20s, one a community college student with dreams of being a fashion designer, the other a recent arrival from Key West.
"The killer: a jilted boyfriend with a history of domestic violence who within hours took his own life with a bullet to the head on the side of a road.
"Under the harsh lights of an all-night gas station in Plantation, Jillian Hauck, 27, and Brooke Pazo, 22, were gunned down with multiple shots early Friday by a man who had shadowed them in a black car. Both lived in Plantation. Pazo was less than a mile from her home.
"Their killer, police said, was Robert J. Vaughan, 30, of Pembroke Pines, who had recently split up with Hauck. Plantation police spokesman Robert Rettig said Pazo was not targeted, just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"`It appears that the motive in the Chevron shooting was domestic violence-related,` Rettig said. According to Rettig, at about 1 a.m. a dark green, two-door Acura owned by Hauck turned into the Chevron station at the northwest corner of Pine Island Road and Broward Boulevard and pulled up to pump 6. Vaughan followed, parked, got out and fired several shots into the car.
"One woman died at the scene, the other died later at Broward General Medical Center. Police would not identify who died where.
"Two hours later, Vaughan was found dead in the 5600 block of Hawkes Bluff Avenue in Davie. He had a gunshot wound to the head."
"HILLSBORO, OR - The bodies of two children and a man were found in a nature preserve in Hillsboro in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide.
"Police said the bodies were found about 1 p.m. Friday in the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve by a hiker.
"The two children were about 6 or 7 years old, and the man was estimated at 35 to 40 years old.
"Hillsboro police Lt. Michael Rouches said the victims may have been related and evidence at the scene suggested a murder-suicide. All three were killed by gunshots early Friday morning."
"AUSTIN, TX - Authorities have charged a woman with first-degree murder after she allegedly gave her bedridden husband a large amount of pills and he died during an apparent murder/suicide attempt.
"... Sgt. Joseph Chacon said police indicated both 62-year-old Lloyd Yarbrough and his wife had taken overdoses when they were found on Wednesday at their home.
"Police were responding to a call from a home health care company that said it had not heard from its clients.
"The couple was taken to a hospital, where Lloyd Yarbrough died.
"After being hospitalized, police said Katherine Yarbrough suggested that she may have killed her husband.
"Chacon described the husband as requiring 24-hour care from his wife and the home health care company.
"Travis County Sheriff's Office spokesman Roger Wade said 52-year-old Katherine Yarbrough was arrested by Austin police on a murder charge Wednesday night.
"Police said she allegedly confessed yesterday to giving her husband several drugs until he overdosed.
"She was being held at the Travis County Jail under $20,000 bond."
Thursday, May 28, 2009
"TEXARKANA, TX - Texarkana, Texas Police have now identified two bodies that were found in a home early Thursday morning.
"21-year-old Sierra Rawlins, who according to police was nine months pregnant and 20-year-old Joshua Hickingbottom were discovered by police... at the home in the 300 block of W. 22nd Street in Texarkana. Foul play is suspected.
"Police say both Rawlins and Hickingbottom both suffered from gunshot wounds. The two lived together at the residence, but were not married, according to Texarkana police."
"Birmingham, AL - A man is dead outside a Roebuck methadone clinic following a shooting that wounded two other people before the shooter took his own life following a police chase.
"Birmingham police spokesman Sgt. Johnny Williams Jr. said the incident took place at 8:30 at the Tri County Treatment Center at 1101 East Park Drive off Gadsden Highway.
"A man shot another man in the chest outside the clinic, killing him. The shooter then wounded another man and a woman. The woman was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. The man was treated at the scene.
"The shooter fired multiple shots.
"Williams said the shooter left the scene in a car where police began pursuing him along Alabama 79 just north of Tarrant, authorities said.
"He refused to stop, and turned left onto Industrial Drive.
"When he reached the intersection of Pine Hill Road and Tarrant Road, he shot himself in the head, authorities said. He then wrecked at 313 Springdale Road. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
"Williams said investigators believe the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute."
From The Birmingham News...
"East Orange, NJ - Police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide in East Orange, New Jersey.
"The body of 29-year-old Marcel Grant was discovered shot to death in a white Infiniti automobile near the Dionne Warwick School on Grove Street.
"Shortly afterward, police and detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office found the victim's ex-boyfriend dead in his apartment in Irvington.
"Investigators say 51-year-old Winston Fraser died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."
"KINDERHOOK, NY - At about nine o'clock in Wednesday morning, Columbia County Sheriff's patrols were called to a home on Rabbit Lane in the Town of Kinderhook from a co-worker of someone, to check on the person's welfare.
"`We had received a call from a work associate of one of the individuals, both adults, who was concerned that one of the people who lived in the residence had not shown up for work and could not be contacted by phone,` said Sheriff David Harrison, Jr.
"Authorities said they found two adults dead, from apparent gunshot wounds.
"`The only individuals in the house were.. found deceased,` Harrison said.
"Harrison also believes both victims lived in the home.
"Crime scene technicians and investigators were on the property throughout Wednesday, into the evening.
"At this point, authorities are not going into much detail about the deaths. They would not comment on whether or not they have recovered a weapon, or on exactly where the bodies were found."
"WINDHAM, OH — Authorities in Ohio say they suspect the deaths of a fire department dispatcher and her young daughter are a case of murder-suicide.
"Sheriff David Doak in northeast Ohio's Portage County says 29-year-old Melisa Hall sent a text message to relatives and friends before she died on Wednesday. Officers found Hall and her 2-year-old-daughter, Naysa, dead in the backyard of their home in Windham at a little after 6 p.m. A handgun was near the bodies.
"Doak did not reveal the contents of the text and declined to comment on a possible motive. He says investigators suspect Hall shot her child and then herself.
"Hall had worked 11 years as a dispatcher for the Garrettsville-Freedom-Nelson Fire Department. Chief David Friess says the department is in shock."
From Dayton Daily News...
"Houston, TX - A husband and wife were found shot to death Wednesday when their three children returned from school to the family’s southwest Houston home, police said.
"The couple, who have not been identified, were found dead about 3:30 p.m. inside the home in the 12700 block of Corona near Dairy Ashford.
"Houston police said there were no signs of forced entry into the house and a gun was discovered near the bodies. They could not confirm at the scene if the incident was a murder-suicide.
"Dozens of stunned neighbors and friends gathered around the crime scene tape stretched across the driveway of the family’s two-story brick home.
"`They were pretty quiet. They haven’t been here but a year,` said next-door neighbor Charles King. `They were really friendly and nice.`
"King said he recalled hearing loud arguing coming from the family’s home on Tuesday.
`The first time I ever heard noise from them was last night,` he said.
"The shooting remains under investigation by the Houston police homicide division."
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"Meriden, CT - A woman's voice was on the 911 line at the Meriden police department, screaming, when gunshots were fired. `Then the phone went dead,` said Sgt. Glenn Milslagle.
"The call came in about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday from a home at 54 Spice Hill Road.
"The SWAT team responded and found a man and a woman dead inside the home.
"The deaths are being treated as a murder-suicide.
"Police found the bodies of a 32-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man in a family room. Both had gunshot wounds, said police, and the man had a gun in his hand.
"The couple was dating, according to police. They were later identified as Michelle Barrows and James Canty, and police indicated that both lived at the same address."
"LOUISVILLE, KY - Police in Nelson County investigating the deaths of a man and his toddler son believe it may be a case of murder-suicide.
"Just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nelson County Sheriff's deputies were called to a home on Tree Top Drive in Bardstown on a shooting Inside the home, deputies discovered the 28-year-old man and his 21-month-old son.
"Both died from apparent gunshot wounds. Police say there are no sign of forced entry and that evidence from the preliminary investigation suggests the deaths may be a murder-suicide."
"Staunton, VA - Staunton Police are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide.
"Police say the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday (5/26) in the 600 Block of Grubert St. in Staunton. According to Police, 24 year old Daniel Knight shot and killed his wife, 23 year old Amber Knight before shooting himself.
"Police were called at 8:36 p.m. Tuesday night by family who wanted a welfare check done at the home at 617 Grubert Avenue. That's when police discovered the bodies. Police believe the shootings happened Tuesday night but neighbors say they heard gunshots late Monday (5/25) or early Tuesday (5/26).
"Police report no history of violence at the home."
"ST. LOUIS, MO — Police are investigating after a drug investigation leads to the discovery of a murder-suicide.
"Authorities said around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, undercover officers were conducting a drug investigation when they observed six subjects allegedly selling drugs in the 4700 block of Newberry Terrace.
"As the officers approached the six to arrest them, the suspects ran into an apartment building.
"Police followed and found an open apartment door, thinking the suspects had gone into the apartment.
"The police went in and found the bodies of a male and female.
"Police said the victims are of an apparent murder-suicide.
"The six subjects had in the meantime broken into another apartment.
"Police found and arrested all six and called for homicide for the two bodies."
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"BOULDER, CO ― Police investigating how three people died inside a home in Boulder [said] the deaths were the result of a double murder and suicide, but it's unclear how it happened.
"The home is located at 24th and Bluff, about four blocks from Pearl Street.
"Officers say they have evidence that the double murder and suicide was planned out. A number of guns were found inside the home.
"A woman, who has been identified as the housekeeper, flagged down an officer several blocks away from the home and alerted police to the discovery.
"`The deceased individuals, all of whom appear to be adults, were discovered after a passerby flagged down an officer to tell him she had come to the house to clean it and found someone dead or injured inside,` Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said in a prepared statement.
"Police have not released any details about the gender or ages of the dead people. They have been going door-to-door in the neighborhood trying to find out more information."
From CBS4 Denver...
"San Fernando, Trinidad - Yesterday was a day of shock for a well known legal family in South Trinidad when lawyer Margaret Shanta Parsad, 52, was discovered dead with her throat slit in the living room of her home at Gordon Street, San Fernando.
"Parsad operated her law chambers from her home and the gruesome discovery was made by two employees when they went to work yesterday morning.
"The lawyer’s estranged lover, businessman Satnanan Maharaj, 48, was also found dead in the master bedroom of the house. Maharaj, a divorcee, lived alone in his apartment at Mt Moriah Road, San Fernando. His L 200 Mitsubishi 4 x 4 van was found at a nearby carpark."
"HOUSTON, TX - A couple died in a murder-suicide on Tuesday, police [said].
"Houston police said Juan Perez shot 33-year-old Fortunata Aguirre Cardenas before turning the gun on himself in the 8500 block of Broadway Street at about 3:30 a.m.
"Four children, ages 4 to 12, were present during the killings, investigators said. They ran to a neighbor's apartment for help. They were not injured.
"The children told investigators that their father shot their mother and then shot himself.
"One pistol was found at the scene, police said."
"Stilwell, OK - Adair County Sheriff's Office along with the OSBI are on scene of an apparent double homicide and suicide.
"Adair County Sheriff James Young tells News Channel 8 that a male and female have been found dead in the Peavine Community. Another person, possibly related to the homicide, has been found dead in Stilwell. The latter appears to have been a suicide.
"Two weapons have also been found at the scene of the suicide and detectives are waiting on ballistics to see if they are connected to the homicides.
"The investigation is in the early stages though it appears a longtime relationship gone bad may be motive."
Monday, May 25, 2009
"CANTON, NY - A Canton woman made a gruesome discovery, finding both her parents and her grandmother dead in their home.
"St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputies say Marianne Eschmann went to visit her family on Jingleville Road Monday afternoon. There she discovered the scene of what police say was a double homicide and suicide.
"Investigators believe Wilfried Eschmann, 73, shot and killed his wife, Lane Eschmann, 68, and her mother, Maria Kitzmueller, 94. They say he then went outside to a car and took his own life.
"Investigators don't think there was anyone else involved in the shooting, but an autopsy is being conducted as part of procedure."
"ST CROIX, VI - Police in St. Croix say a woman and man are dead after an apparent murder-suicide.
"Dead are 28-year-old Nefertiti O'Bryan and 36-year-old Davenon Joseph. Police say the two had been in a romantic relationship.
"Investigators say they found O'Bryan dead from a gunshot wound in the couple's shared home in Estate Rattan on Monday morning.
"A short time later, detectives found Joseph's body in a car parked along an isolated road 1,000 feet (300 meters) from the home. Police say he died from an `apparent self-inflicted gunshot.`
"Police did not release additional details, citing an ongoing investigation."
"Bethel, OH - The Clermont County Sheriff is investigating an apparent murder suicide in Williamsburg Township. According to a family member, a husband killed his wife and then took his own life at a home on Happy Hollow Road.
"The apparent victim's sister [said] the woman is serving in the U.S. Navy. When she failed to show up for the parade today in Williamsburg a friend went looking for her.
"That friend discovered the bodies."
"Corpus Christi, TX - Two people are dead, the apparent victims in a murder / suicide.
"Police were called out to a home in the 300 block of Santa Monica Place a little after 4 a.m. Monday. According to police, a caregiver was called to the home to help an elderly woman who had fallen and injured herself.
"When the caregiver arrived on scene she found the woman shot in the head and an edlerly man, believed to be the woman's husband, with a gun in his hand.
"As the caregiver fled the scene she heard a gunshot go off. Police later discovered the man with a gun shot wound to the head.
"Police are still investigating."
Sunday, May 24, 2009
"LITTLETON, CO - Littleton Police are on the scene of an attempted murder-suicide at a home on West Sterne Parkway near South Cedar Street.
"Police responded to a 911 call last night and found a male lying on the front lawn suffering from a gunshot wound.
"A female victim was found inside the home.
"Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital."
"ST. PETERSBURG, FL — William Brown Wood Jr. said if he ever took his own life, something might also happen to his ex-wife.
"Wood also told his longtime girlfriend that if he killed himself he wouldn't burden her by leaving behind his body — or his two beloved dogs.
"Tragically, authorities say he was a man of his word.
"His ex-wife, Donna Aline Havard Wood, 54, was found shot to death in her Snell Isle home at 1927 Brightwaters Blvd. NE on Friday night, St. Petersburg police said.
"Her body was found hours after her 53-year-old ex-husband's body was found that afternoon floating in a canal off Second Avenue S in Tierra Verde, near the house he shared with his girlfriend and her children, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
"Authorities believe William Wood shot his ex-wife dead in Snell Isle, then took his own life in Tierra Verde.
"He left behind two devastated families — and more than a few hints as to what he was planning.
"`If I ever kill myself,` he often told his girlfriend, Mariela Lucas, `don't get mad.`
"Lucas, a 34-year-old mother of two, always thought he was joking. But now she can't find his two dogs — Cindy, a white Labrador, and Shadow, a black Labrador.
"She thinks he may have killed them as well."
Saturday, May 23, 2009
"Cincinnati, OH - Two fatalities have been confirmed by Cincinnati Police at a single-family home at on Wells Street.
"Police responded to the house where a woman had reportedly been shot in the head by her children’s father, shortly before 3 p.m.
"The SWAT team arrived at the scene in the blistering heat about an hour after the shooting was reported.
"At least 20 SWAT team members gained entry into the home, retrieving a young child, who was uninjured.
"Police communications received a phone call from a neighbor who said some of the women’s children came to her house and said their father had shot their mother in the head.
"The names of the deceased have not been released by the police.
"Police are still on the scene investigating."
"BLOOMSBURG, PA — Two people are dead after a shooting at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Route 11 just before the dinner rush Friday.
"One of the people killed was the shooter, according to the Bloomsburg Police Department.
"Both of the people shot were customers of the restaurant, according to Bloomsburg Police Chief Leo Sokoloski.
"Police are trying to contact next of kin, and no names have been released.
"The incident is currently under investigation.
"According to Columbia County District Attorney Gary Norton the public isn’t in any danger."
Friday, May 22, 2009
"LA CROSSE, WI - A husband and wife are dead in what police are calling a murder-suicide in La Crosse late Thursday night.
"According to a news release from La Crosse Police, a 9-1-1 call led officers to two people, a man and a woman, found shot outside 1900 Sunset Lane shortly after 11 p.m. Both had gunshot wounds and appeared to be deceased. A family member coming home discovered the bodies and called 9-1-1.
"The release says it appears Pa Hou Vang came to the residence and was shot as she exited her car. Later, the release says Dang Xiong shot himself. No one else was involved in the incident.
"Further investigation revealed that the man, Dang Xiong, 24, was estranged from his wife, Pa Hou Vang, 22. At the time, they were seperated and living in different residences. He had previously been arrested for domestic abuse. He had also made previous threats that he intended to harm his wife."
"Johannesburg, S. Africa - A love triangle is apparently behind a murder-suicide drama on Johannesburg’s West Rand this morning, which saw three people shot dead.
"At around 10am an unidentified police constable allegedly shot his wife and another man in the head, before turning the gun on himself in Wentworth, Krugersdorp.
"Netcare 911 spokesman, Nick Dollman said: `Paramedics arrived to find that three people had been shot. Their bodies were discovered in and around a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road. Sadly all three of the victims sustained fatal gunshot wounds to their heads.
"`There was nothing that paramedics could do for them and the victims were declared dead at the scene by the Netcare 911 medical team.`
"... the police constable was patrolling the area with his partner when he recognised his wife’s car parked outside the Laerskool Millennium.
"Police spokeswoman Captain Appel Ernst said the constable stopped the patrol vehicle and left his partner waiting for him while he approached the car.
"He then got into the car and a conversation ensued. Five minutes later, the constable’s partner heard three gunshots.
"`Police suspect a love triangle is behind the murder-suicide. We are still trying to get a hold of the families of the deceased couple and we have not identified the other man in the car,` said Ernst.
"The couple are believed to have young children.
"The constable’s partner was still on the scene and has been unable to speak since the incident occurred, said Ernst."
Source: The Times...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
"Treasure Island, FL - Treasure Island Police are investigating two deaths in the Isle of Capri neighborhood and it appears to be a murder/suicide.
"The body of a woman was discovered this morning near the front door of the home at 12020 7th Street East. Property records indicate the house is owned by James and Carol Newberry.
"Police have not confirmed the woman's identity, but close friends are mourning the loss of Carol Newberry.
"At another house a few blocks away, police say they found another body. They say the two deaths are linked and that it may be a domestic situation.
"Neighbors say in recent months the Newberrys were having marital problems."
"TORONTO, ON, CA - A 27-year-old woman is dead and an injured man believed to be her brother is in custody after a murder-attempted suicide in a Riverdale apartment yesterday.
"Emergency crews were called to Unit 2 at 55 Munro St. -- a new co-op northwest of Broadview Ave. and Queen St. E. -- around 11:45 a.m. and found the woman suffering from fatal stab wounds, Toronto Police say. A man was also found in the home, apparently suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds.
"`There was a lot of blood,` Const. Tony Vella said, describing the scene of the senseless killing.
"He confirmed the incident was `domestic-related,` but wouldn't disclose the relationship of the man and woman.
"`It looks like a dispute between the two people at the residence. As a result, she sustained serious injuries (and) he sustained injuries as well,` Vella said. `Anything's possible at this point.`
"However, neighbours said the pair were brother and sister.
"`He seemed a little off,` said one man, who lives nearby and didn't want his name used. `I think he might be mentally ill.`
"`I'm scared of him,` said another neighbour, who also didn't want her name used. `He should have been getting some help. It's not right.`
"`That poor woman,` she added of the slain woman, who she and others knew only as Jamilla.
"After removing the woman from her home, paramedics worked feverishly to save her as residents watched in shock. The woman was rushed to hospital, where she was pronounced dead, becoming the city's 19th murder victim of the year."
Monday, May 18, 2009
"BEDFORD, IN - A Bedford City Police officer and his estranged girlfriend are dead in an apparent murder-suicide, according to a report issued by the Indiana State Police Post at Bloomington.
"`At 8:36 a.m. Monday, the Lawrence County Sheriffs Department responded to a shots fired call at 1051 Trenton Circle, Bedford [this address does not exist on any online map - tsc]. Upon their arrival deputies discovered a male and female subject deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The male subject was recognized by deputies as a Bedford Police Officer, an agency the Sheriffs Department works closely with. This prompted the Lawrence County Sheriff to contact the Indiana state Police Bloomington Post to head up the investigation,` said Sgt. Don Gregory, ISP Public Information Officer.
"Preliminary investigations indicate Kathryn R. Tucker, 29, of Bedford, had recently ended a relationship with Kyle Brown, 35, also of Bedford.
"`This morning Mr. Brown drove his personal vehicle to her residence at which time he made entry into her home,` Sgt. Gregory said.
"According to the Lawrence County Coroner, John Sherrill, both subjects died from apparent gunshot wounds.
"`Mr. Brown's fatal wound appeared to be consistent with a self inflicted one,` Gregory noted in a prepared news release."
Source: Chicago Tribune...
"Las Vegas, NV - One person is dead and another severely injured after a domestic violence attack in a northwest Las Vegas home.
"Metro police say a grandmother with three children went to the home near Elkhorn and Hualapai and discovered her daughter suffering from a beating. Police say the injured woman, who is in her 30's, is in critical condition at UMC with a fractured skull. Police say the woman's husband was discovered dead in the house after hanging himself.
"Investigators say the grandmother was returning the children to their parents when she came across the violent scene."
"Pretoria, SA - A 31-year-old army colonel from Valhalla in Pretoria shot himself after killing his wife at their home, police said today.
"Captain Colette Weilbach said the colonel, who was the duty officer in the guardroom at a military base in Centurion, went to his home in Swol Street in Valhalla on Sunday night, and shot his wife three times through a window, using an army issued R5 assault rifle.
"`He then went back to the base and hid in some bushes,` said Weilbach.
"`The military police went to look for him and he took a number of shots at them before the SAPS (SA Police Service) and a police helicopter arrived,` said Weilbach.
"`After a while they heard another shot and they found that he had killed himself.`
Weilbach did not want to release the colonel or his wife’s names, as their family had not been contacted yet.
"`She (the wife) also worked for the military, but I don’t know where and which rank she had,` said Weilbach.
"One of the couple’s three children, a 16-year-old boy, was at home at the time of the shooting.
"Colonel Petrus Mothlabane, spokesman of the SA National Defence Force, said they were still investigating the incident."
Source: The Times...
"St. Louis, MO - Hazelwood and St. Louis County Police are investigating a double murder suicide.
"It happened around 6:00 p.m. Sunday in the 4800 block of Aubuchon.
"Officers say a man, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, burst into the home of his ex-girlfriend, 23, killing her and her new boyfriend, 24. The woman's three children, ages 3, 2 and 2, were at the home when the shooting happened. They were not physically harmed.
"The suspect then got in his car, drove a short distance and killed himself. Police found him slumped behind the wheel of his car. Police say before his death, he had apparently notified his father in Texas, who notified police.
"`The suspect had called his father and said I killed everybody in the house and to take care of his kids and then he hung up,` Said Carl Wolf, Hazelwood Police chief."
Sunday, May 17, 2009
"ECONOMY, PA - The body of a man and a woman were discovered outside of their home by a newspaper delivery person.
"Inside the house were three of their four children.
"The bodies of Sean and Natalie Wain were found Sunday morning on Second Avenue in Economy Borough.
"Police said the husband shot his wife in their front yard and then turned the gun on himself.
"The couple had four children, ages 14, 12, and 10-year-old twins."
Saturday, May 16, 2009
"DEKALB COUNTY, GA - A husband and wife are dead after an overnight shooting. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. Friday.
"DeKalb County Police said they believe a 34-year-old man shot his wife multiple times before turning the gun on himself around 2 a.m. Friday morning in their Stone Mountain Home on Shadow Lakes Drive.
"Neighbors said the first signs of trouble early Friday morning at a Dekalb County home were after it was already too late.
"Daniel Adenuga woke up to the cries just after 2 a.m. Friday morning on Shadowlakes Drive near Stone Mountain.
"`Heard her scream a couple times, looking for help and was out trying to figure out what was going on. She had run from one end to the other,` said Adenuga.
"Police were on scene within a minute or two in what they are now calling a murder suicide.
"`Once our officer arrived he was directed inside the home by a family member here. He found a man deceased. That officer was then taken to a bedroom where a female was found suffering from multiple gunshot injuries. She was later pronounced dead on the scene,` said Mekka Parish of DeKalb County Police.
"Police said paramedics on scene worked to revive that 24-year-old woman. They said they suspect her 34-year-old husband shot and killed her then turned the gun on himself."
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta...
Thursday, May 14, 2009
"SHIZUOKA, Japan - Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after a man and three women were found dead at a house in Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday morning.
"The police suspect that Yuji Sugimura, a 58-year-old company employee, strangled his wife, 57, and two other women--believed to be the couple's daughters--before hanging himself.
"According to Ohito Police Station, Sugimura, who lived with his wife and their two daughters, aged 26 and 22, was found hanging in the first floor living room when a colleague visited the house at about 8:45 a.m. on Thursday.
"A woman's body also was found on the first floor, while the bodies of Sugimura's wife and another woman were discovered on the second floor after the police arrived.
"All three women showed signs they had been strangled, the police said."
Source: Daily Yomirui Online...
"Lake Bluff, IL - An elderly couple were found dead in the Fort Sheridan Cemetery Thursday afternoon in what authorities said appears to be a murder-suicide.
"Lake County Forest Preserve Police Chief John Tannahill said local police received a call of shots fired from a caretaker at the cemetery at about noon. When police arrived, they found an elderly couple dead in what appeared to be a murder-suicide. Tanahill said a handgun was the lone weapon found at the scene.
"The cemetery is still owned by the military, but is surrounded and maintained by the Lake County Forest Preserve District.
"Investigators from the Lake County Coroner’s Office and military CID officers were also at the scene Thursday afternoon."
Source: Lake County News-Sun...
"League City, TX - A League City couple and their son were found shot to death in their home Wednesday night in what police are investigating as a double murder and suicide.
"Police were called to a home in the 2600 block of Chinaberry Park Lane at about 7:50 p.m. Once inside, they found the bodies of Lewis Cantrell III, his father, Lewis Cantrell II, and stepmother, Gayle Cantrell, on the living room floor.
"A .38-caliber pistol was found next to the body of the younger Cantrell, said Sgt. John Jordan with the League City Police Department.
"Two other siblings, an 18-year-old male and an older female, were in the house when they heard gunfire, Jordan said.
"`They immediately ran out of the house when the shooting started,` Jordan said. They ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911.
"According to Police Chief Michael Jez, the caller said someone had shot others inside the home. The shooter went outside, then returned to home and fired again, Jez said.
League City police arrived and then called for a SWAT team, Jordan said. They entered the home and found the bodies.
"The younger Cantrell did not live at the home, Jordan said. His siblings told police that he and his parents had been discussing money earlier in the day.
"Jordan said police have not had any prior calls to the house."
Source: Houston Chronicle...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
"Indianapolis, IN - Police are investigating a murder and suicide on the Far Southside.
"The apparent double shooting was reported just before noon today in an apartment in the 5400 block of Boggs Creek Court, just east of I-65 and north of the Marion County-Johnson County line.
""A 28-year-old man apparently shot and killed a 21-year-old woman and then shot himself, according to Sgt. Matthew Mount, a spokesman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
"The couple apparently had been in a relationship that the woman had tried to break off, police said.
"Officers learned of the shootings when the woman’s sister, concerned that she had not been able to reach her relative, called for help. Medics and firefighters went to the apartment, and firefighters forced the apartment open, finding the bodies in a back bedroom.
"The names of the people who died were not immediately released."
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
"FRUITLAND PARK, FL - A husband and wife who owned a bait-and-tackle shop in this small Lake County city died tonight in a murder-suicide, police said.
"The couple, who were estranged, got into an argument and he shot her, then turned the gun on himself, said Mark Isom, Fruitland Park director of public safety.
"Isom did no release names. But public records show Cain Pole South Bait and Tackle is owned by Ronnie and Tonya Warren. Last month, Tonya Warren asked a court for a protective injunction against her husband. A hearing was set for June 2.
"Isom said the man who did the shooting had threatened his wife, and she was afraid of him. But she went to their business with relatives to take inventory because the two were going through a divorce, Isom said. She notified law-enforcement officials, he said. Lake County court records do not show that the couple had filed for divorce.
"The man worked all day, and the two argued in a back office about 7:40 p.m., police said. Initial reports were that witnesses heard two shots, then a separate third shot at the shop at 3337 U.S. Highway 441.
"The couple have a young son togehter who will live with family members, Isom said."
From The Orlando Sentinel...
"BIRMINGHAM, AL - A man who was accused of shooting and wounding his wife two months ago shot and killed her before killing himself on Monday.
"Authorities say that Randal McCoy shot his estranged wife, Consuela, then killed himself.
"Police say the incident happened outside the Harrison Estate apartment complex just before 6:00 p.m. on Monday.
"McCoy was accused of wounding his wife in March.
"He was released from jail on a $75,000 bond, and with the condition that he would have no further contact with her."
Monday, May 11, 2009
"Calcutta, India - A riverside residential block woke up to the stench of murder and suicide on Monday — a marine engineer hanging from a ceiling fan and his wife and father-in-law lying in separate bedrooms with their throats slit.
"A suicide note written in blood on a wall in 27-year-old Pinki Kundu’s bedroom indicated that husband Sujit, 37, had killed her and her ailing father, 65-year-old Ajay Nath Pal, before hanging himself.
"`This was the family I had nurtured… I saw it falling apart, so I am reuniting it,` said the note, in Sujit’s handwriting.
"The marine engineer, who was scheduled to set sail on Tuesday, named a female neighbour at Merlin Riverview, on Watgunge Road, and a male relative of Pinki as being responsible for the tragic act.
"According to investigators, Sujit killed his wife and father-in-law between Friday night and Saturday noon, and committed suicide shortly after."
Source: The Telegraph...
"Laurelville, OH - The incident took place Sunday on Thompson Ridge Road.
"The Hocking County Sheriff's Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Laurelville from Sunday.
"Authorities say 18 Year Old Rollie Morgan, of Thompson Ridge Road shot his girlfriend, 19 year old Tara Lowery-Stevens, of South Bloomingville, multiple times, then turned the .22-caliber rifle on himself.
"Hocking County Sheriff' Lanny North says Lowery-Stevens was shot in a car in the driveway of Morgan's home following an argument between the two around 6:30am Sunday.
"Morgan then went into the home and told his father he shot his girlfriend and needed to take her to the hospital. Morgan instead got more ammunition, went back out to the car, shot Lowery Stevens several times, got in the drivers' seat, and shot himself in the head. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
"Sheriff North said his deputies had just arrested Morgan Friday night after an argument with Lowery-Stevens. He had been relased Saturday."
Source: WBEX AM...
"CRESSON, PA - A central Pennsylvania woman is recovering from a shotgun blast to the face fired by a man who, police say, then fatally shot himself.
"Cresson Township police say the shootings occurred Saturday about 11:30 p.m. at a mobile home.
"They say 30-year-old John Adelsbers, of Cresson, shot 42-year-old Kimberly Grant, of Everett, in the side of the face before fatally shooting himself in the head.
"Grant was taken to UPMC Presbyterian hospital in Pittsburgh where Cresson Township police say she is in stable condition on Monday.
"Cresson is about 75 miles east of Pittsburgh."
"ANAHEIM, CA — A married couple was discovered shot to death inside their Anaheim apartment Sunday evening, in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.
"The apartment manager called police after neighbors said the 70-year-old man and his 58-year-old wife had not been seen in about a week and newspapers were piling up, said Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez.
"At 9:30 p.m. Sunday, officers went to the apartment in the 700 block of North Euclid Street and found the couple on their living room couch. Each had at least one gunshot wound.
"A revolver was found next to the man.
"It appears the couple had been dead for several days."
Sunday, May 10, 2009
"Boynton Beach, FL - Two people are dead after a domestic dispute escalated into a SWAT situation.
"It involved a man and a woman who deputies say were a couple, going through a separation. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the couple lived together in a home along the 3700 block of North Seacrest Blvd, near Boynton Beach.
"Authorities [said] the woman was moving her personal belongings to a friend's house when the shooting occured. Officials say the man shot the woman, left the scene, then shot and killed himself.
"The suspected gunman was found dead just two houses down. Boynton Beach Police shut down Seacrest Blvd between Hypoluxo Road and Gateway Blvd, while the SWAT team managed the situation."
Saturday, May 9, 2009
"DALLAS, TX — The bodies of a suburban Dallas man and his 10-year-old son were found in a park in what police believe was a murder-suicide.
"Police identified the dead as 37-year-old Matthew Jason Knapp of Sachse and his son, Brody. A pistol was near the bodies when they were found Friday morning in nearby Garland.
"A few hours after the Knapp family filed a missing persons report with Sachse police, a man walking a dog discovered the bodies in One Eleven Ranch Park, located near Firewheel Golf Course. Knapp and his son didn't return home from church Thursday evening.
"Garland police spokesman Joe Harn [said] that Knapp had no known criminal history."
Friday, May 8, 2009
"YADKINVILLE, NC – Sheriff’s deputies in Yadkin County are investigating what they’re calling a murder-suicide.
"Sheriff’s investigators found the bodies of an unidentified man and woman inside a home on Windsor Avenue in Yadkinville early Thursday afternoon. Deputies say it appears the man shot the woman with a 12-gauge shotgun before turning the weapon on himself.
"`There was a partial note that stated that she was an accident,` said Sheriff Mike Cain. `...The best we can determine at this point is possible he inflicted the gunshot wound into her, and then some time later thought about it, because it appears to be that she may have been deceased a little longer than he's been.`
"The sheriff’s office isn’t released the identities of the victims until their families have been notified."
"Statesboro, GA - The deaths of two women found in a burning house on Harden Road Wednesday were ruled a murder and suicide.
"Kiona Thais Lively, 27, shot Naumbyia T. German, 26, several times before setting German's body and the house on fire, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
"Then, Lively `took her own life with a small caliber firearm,` he said. `This crime apparently occurred during a domestic dispute between the two females who were romantically involved.`
"The women, who considered themselves married since a ceremony in Toronto, Canada in March, 2007, lived together in the Harden Road home with German's mother, who suffers from Huntington's disease, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott Brunson.
"The fire damaged the kitchen and other areas of the home. Statesboro firefighters responding to the initial fire call discovered Lively's body in a bedroom while extinguishing the flames and immediately called Statesboro Police, he said.
"After police arrived firefighters cleared the home of smoke so police detectives could conduct an investigation. They later discovered German's body in the bathroom, Brunson said.
"Autopsies performed on Lively and German at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Coastal Crime Lab in Savannah revealed German suffered multiple gunshot wounds to her body, and burns to her body after she died.
"Lively died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, he said."
Source: Statesboro Herald...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
"Birmingham, AL - A man and woman are found dead in a house garage from an apparent murder-suicide.
"The Birmingham Police Department reports it happened Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at approximately 9:40 p.m. CT, at 426 West Smithfield Terrace in Birmingham.
"Officers from the West Precinct responded to the incident location to investigate a report of domestic assault involving a husband and wife.
"When officers arrived, they discovered the victim inside her garage, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
"The suspect was also located inside the garage, suffering from what appeared to be a fatal self-inflicted wound."
"Odessa, MO - Authorities said today they have determined that the fatal shooting of two men on Monday at a gas station was a murder-suicide.
"Police identified the men as Nurali B. Bhimani, 28, and Nasruddin N. Dhanani, 42. After reviewing a surveillance video and confirmation of autopsy results, it was revealed that Dhanani died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting Bhimani. The men were related but authorities would not say what the relationship was.
"Officers were summoned to the BP station at 404 W. U.S. 40 around 2:15 p.m. on Monday on reports of shots being fired.
"Once they arrived, officers heard more shots. The officers set up a perimeter around the gas station. Additional officers came from Independence, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Lafayette County sheriff’s department.
"Authorities said that Bhimani owned the gas station.
"Officers used a flash-bang device and entered the building. They found the two men sprawled on the floor with what appeared to be gunshot wounds, Kinder said. The men were dead at the scene."
"WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - A woman has been hospitalized in critical condition in an apparent murder suicide attempt, authorities said.
"The shooting was reported shortly after 9 a.m. near the intersection of Doheny Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
"The unidentified woman is said to be roughly 50-years-old and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in critical condition, county fire Inspector Steve Zermeno said.
"The man, who was in his late 50s, died at the scene.
"Investigators believe he shot the woman, said to be his wife, before turning the gun on himself."
"EDMONTON, AB (CA) - Two females and a male have been found dead in a Grande Cache, Alberta, home.
"Investigators are not seeking any suspects outside the house, but it is too early to release the manner in which the three people died, said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Wayne Oakes. Police believe what happened was between the deceased.
"RCMP responded to the home on Hoppe Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after they were called to check on the occupants of the house, Oakes said.
"The ages of those involved or any connections between them have not been released. RCMP are in the process of trying to reach family.
"Autopsies on the bodies have been scheduled for Thursday morning.
"Grande Cache is about 440 kilometres northwest of Edmonton."
Source: Vancouver Sun...
"KANSAS CITY, KS - Homicide investigators were at a Kansas City, Kan., home overnight after two people were found shot there.
"A 911 call came in to police about midnight, reporting shots fired in the 3500 block of North 60th Street.
"When police arrived, they found a woman shot to death and her husband critically injured with a gunshot wound.
"Investigators said they are looking into the case of a possible homicide and attempted suicide.
"There were children in the home sleeping at the time of the shooting, but were not harmed."
From KCTV 5...
"SAN DIEGO, CA - The death of a couple inside a Miramar Ranch North residence is being investigated Wednesday as a possible murder-suicide, police said.
"Friends of the deceased, a man and a woman, went to their home in the 11200 block of Golden Birch Way, near Chaffinch Court, about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday because the couple had not shown up at a church event, said San Diego police Lt. Kevin Rooney.
"Along with a neighbor, the friends looked into the windows of the residence and spotted the woman's body, Rooney said, adding that firefighters rushed to the scene, forced their way inside and found the two bodies.
"`Both the man and the woman had traumatic injuries,` Rooney said, and they were pronounced dead at the scene.
"A handgun was recovered near the man's body, Rooney said. He said the incident was being investigated as a possible murder-suicide."
"ORANGE, CA – The bodies of a couple in their 40s and their little boy were found by police Tuesday afternoon inside their Orange apartment, the result of an apparent murder-suicide.
"Each had been shot once in the head.
"The apartment manager called police after she hadn't seen the 44-year-old man, his 42-year-old girlfriend or their son, believed to be between 2 and 3, for several days.
Their cars had not moved, their phone went unanswered and she was unaware of any vacation plans the family had, said Sgt. Dan Adams of the Orange Police Department.
"Around 4 p.m., officers walked into the two-bedroom apartment in the 1900 block of East Van Owen Avenue to find the boy dead in a kitchen chair, Adams said. The 42-year-old woman was found dead on a bed in one of the bedrooms. Her 44-year-old boyfriend was found dead on a bed in another bedroom, Adams said.
"A suicide note was found in the family's apartment, and authorities believe the man shot and killed his son and girlfriend before shooting himself. A small-caliber gun thought to have been the murder weapon was found in the apartment. The family may have been dead for several days, Adams said.
"The couple lived in the apartment since September 2006, Adams said."
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
"MESA, AZ – Two people were found dead in the east Valley.
"It happened at 86th Street near University on Monday just before 8 p.m. It is a county island in Mesa. That is where sheriff’s deputies say two men were found shot to death inside a home.
"Neighbors [said] it happened they heard a series of three shots before seeing a woman and two children come running out of the home screaming for help. They wanted someone to call police.
"The woman reportedly kept saying someone inside the home had been shot. Moments later, neighbors reported, hearing a fourth shot before police arrived.
"Deputies say they found two men inside the home shot to death. MCSO investigators are investigating this as a murder-suicide."
"Evergreen, AL - The steps leading up to a house on Bellview Avenue is where police say an Evergreen man reached his breaking point.
"It's believed the shooter and the victim were fighting over the same woman.
"The next day, police say the shooter went to this home where the woman was staying, knocked on the door- and when the victim opened the door- he opened fire.
"Detective Sean Klaetsch says `The shooter dated this girl before, and he came back and wanted to have her back.`
"The bullet went through the victim's shoulder, shot across his back...and lodged in the other shoulder.
"Afterwards, police say the shooter quickly turned around and went home.
"`He went back to his residence and committed suicide.`
"Police say the shooter had no criminal history, and the people who knew him are shocked.
"But police say it didn't seem to come as a surprise to the woman caught in the cross fire.
"`She didn't seem to be shock, its hard to say, there were several witness there, they were all in shock.`
"The victim is being treated in a Mobile hospital, currently doctors say he is paralyzed."
From WSFA 12 News...
"Ormond Beach, FL - Flagler County investigators are at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide attempt on Tuesday.
"Deputies said they found a 75-year-old man shot to death in a home in the Plantation Bay subdivision on Kingsley Drive near Interstate 95.
"A 72-year-old woman in the home was injured and rushed to the hospital. She is in critical condition.
"The couple's adult children were in the home at the time and reported the shooting to authorities."
"Shreveport, LA - A man, a woman and a child were found shot to death this morning in a house in southwest Shreveport.
"Evidence in the house points to a double murder-suicide, Caddo Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma said.
"A gun found in the house had been fired three times, Thoma said.
"Neighbors identified the dead as Billy Hardy; his wife, Jolynn; and their 3-year-old son, Bryce.
"Police Department spokesman Cpl. Bill Goodin said authorities at this time are not looking for a suspect in the case.
"Goodin added that no suicide note was found and detectives had not ruled out the possibility of a triple murder.
"The house is located in the 8900 block of Brandon Drive in a neighborhood near Southwood High School.
"The bodies were found just before 9 a.m. by a police officer. The officer had been dispatched to the house on a welfare-concern call after one of those at the house did not show up for work, Goodin said.
"Goodin said each person was found in a different part of the house."
Monday, May 4, 2009
"DADE CITY, FL — In a matter of days, things seemed to go from bad to worse for Terry Wayne Scott.
"Scott spent four days in the Pasco County jail after an April 17 arrest on charges of grand theft. Two days after his release, Scott's wife of 10 years filed for divorce.
"At some point, apparently, it became too much to handle.
"According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Scott, 59, fatally shot his wife, Veronica, and then killed himself Saturday at their Dade City home.
"Detectives were still investigating the shooting deaths Sunday, looking for more clues into what might have led to the grisly scene they found at the couple's mobile home at 14507 Mount Zion Road. The home sits on 2 acres of mostly sprawling pasture, far back from the road and down a long sandy drive, barely visible at night.
"Deputies were sent to the home about 8 p.m. Saturday to check on the pair, Doll said. Veronica Scott, a registered nurse, had not shown up for work that day and a co-worker was concerned.
"Earlier in the day, neighbors reported gunshots in the area but mostly thought nothing of it in such a rural area.
"When deputies arrived at the home, they found the bodies of Veronica, 48, and Terry Scott in the garage.
"Preliminary information indicates that Terry Scott first shot and killed his wife and then shot himself with a handgun."
"Ennis, TX - A domestic disturbance took an even more horrifying turn Sunday night after the Ennis Police Department reported a murder/suicide had taken place at 611 W. Gilmer St.
"Responding to the residence for the second time in a 12-hour time span, shots fired were heard inside the home and after forcing their way into the residence, police found the bodies of Sharon Lusk, 28, and Willie James Lusk, also 28."
Source: Ennis Daily News...
"LENOIR, NC - Lenoir police said they discovered a murder-suicide when they were called to an apartment early Sunday.
"Officers arrived shortly after 9 a.m. at the Meadowood Garden apartments after a neighbor found a handwritten note on the door of apartment No. 21 that said, `Call 911. Do not go inside.`
"Inside the apartment, officers found Robin Lovada Jarvis, 50, and Larry Eugene Jarvis, 53, dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
"Police said the two were married, but had separated. They said they believe Larry Jarvis picked his wife up from her home in Old Fort, shot her to death in the car and then took her body into his apartment.
"Investigators said they found documents inside the home that appear to be a confession by Larry Jarvis.
"Police said they are still working to determine a motive."
From WSOC TV...
"LAKELAND, FL - Four people were killed Sunday night in South Lakeland in one of the worst shooting rampages in Polk County history.
"A man armed with a high-powered rifle shot his wife, infant son and 7-year-old son, and then killed himself, officials said. The gunman fired at his 13-year-old son but the boy escaped unharmed and was in the custody of sheriff’s deputies late Sunday.
"Authorities identified the gunman as Troy Ryan Bellar, 34. They said he killed his wife, Wendy R. Bellar, 31, 5-month-old Zack Bellar and 7-year-old Ryan Patrick Bellar. They did not release the name of the 13-year-old.
"Troy Bellar fired numerous shots with a .308 caliber hunting rifle with a scope, officials said.
"Deputies were dispatched at 9:29 p.m. after a 911 call was received. They found bodies near the porch of the home at 2018 Creekbend Drive in the Creekbend subdivision south of Drane Field Road and east of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
"Sheriff’s officials described the shooting as a murder-suicide but said it was too early to say what exactly sparked the violence."
From The Ledger...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
"JERSEYVILLE, ON (CA) - Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies in a field in Jerseyville, the Hamilton Spectator reports.
"Investigators responded to the field, on Paddy Greene Line [not on any map - tsc], around 6 p.m. yesterday after receiving a call about shots fired in the area. They found a man and a woman lying dead beneath a cellphone tower.
"Police aren't looking for any other suspects, indicating the deaths might be a murder-suicide.
"The two were known to each other, but police don't believe they were married.
"A weapon was reportedly found near the bodies."
Saturday, May 2, 2009
"Portland, OR - A southeast Portland man apparently shot his wife then killed himself this morning in their home next to David Douglas High School, Portland police said. The woman survived, calling 9-1-1 after the shootings to summon rescuers to her side.
"`It appears at this time that the man shot his wife then shot himself,` said Detective Mary Wheat, a Portland police spokeswoman. `But obviously, it's very early in the investigation.`
"The woman is expected to survive, Wheat said.
"Wheat said the woman called 9-1-1 about 9 a.m. reporting she had been shot by her husband. When officers went inside the house, they found the husband dead, she said. Police would not release names, saying relatives had yet to be notified.
"Neighbors said the husband and wife, both in their 40s, had lived at the home in 1100 block of Southeast 135th Avenue for at least 20 years. The husband worked for a security firm installing alarm systems. Court records do not indicate any history of violence between the husband and wife."
Friday, May 1, 2009
"GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - Police said an 8-year-old girl called 911 on Friday morning after her mother was shot by her father in Goodlettsville.
"The incident occurred at the Greens of Rivergate apartment complex off Dry Creek Lane at about 5 a.m.
"Police said the man shot the woman once before shooting himself in the head. The man died while the woman was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
"Police said the couple was fighting on Thursday night, and the argument led to the shooting.
"The couple was not married, but police and family members said the man and woman have known each other since childhood and had children together.
"There were a total of three children ages, 3, 6 and 8, inside the apartment when the shooting occurred. None of the children was hurt."