Friday, November 30, 2012

Suspect Shoots Himself As Police Arrive

"EDENVILLE, MI — The man officials said took his own life as they arrived at an Edenville Township home to investigate the case of a missing Saginaw Township woman has been identified as the suspect in the woman’s death.

"The man is Steven Michael Fabi, 30, a Midland County Sheriff’s Office media release states. Fabi’s body was found in a bedroom of the home at 5193 N. Fox Road by deputies. He died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the release states.

"Authorities believe he killed Leigh Katherine Swanson, 45, of Saginaw Township. She also died of a gunshot wound.

"Swanson was last seen on Nov. 16, and last heard from on Nov. 18. She was reported missing on Nov. 20.

"Deputies received a tip from Swanson’s family in the form of a phone number from a caller ID, which led them to the North Fox Road home. When deputies arrived just before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, they heard the gunshot and were met by a man who said his son had just shot himself.

"Deputies later found Swanson’s body in a wooded area across the street from the home.
Officials confiscated computers from Swanson’s home and the home in Edenville Township for forensic analysis and forensic experts looked at the rounds that killed Swanson and Fabi to determine if they came from the same gun."


Unknown Weapon Used In Double Murder/Suicide

"CASPER, WY — A man with an edged weapon killed one person in Casper and a faculty member at Casper College before committing suicide on campus, police said today.

"Police found the suspect and one of the victims in a third-floor classroom in the school's physical science building after responding to a traumatic injury call shortly after 9 a.m., said Police Chief Chris Walsh. The second victim was found in the street on the Hawthorne Avenue near 39th Street.

"Walsh declined to identify the dead, pending notification of their families. He did say all three were adults, and that the suspect wasn’t a current student at the school.

"No one else was injured in the attacks.

"`It’s a troubling day,` Walsh told reporters at a press conference four hours after the attacks. `It’s a day you hope never comes into your community.`

"Police believe there was some relationship between the three dead, but Walsh did not offer any details. He said a motive for the attacks wasn't clear. The attacks don't appear to be `school-motivated,` according to a press release from city officials.

"Investigators believe the suspect acted alone. The community isn’t in any danger, Walsh said.

"Asked about reports from students that a bow and arrow were used in the attacks and suicide, Walsh said an `edged weapon` was used but wouldn't specifically identify what weapons were involved in the attacks. No firearms were used, he said.

"Police have blocked off the 3700-3800 block of Hawthorne Avenue in Casper. Late morning radio scanner traffic and on-scene reports indicated a dead body was on the street."


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Distraught Dad Kills Daughter, Dog

"DAVE, FL — Police identified the man who they said killed his 6-year-old daughter and himself outside of his ex-wife's home on Thursday morning.

"Children walking to school found Paul Andrade, his daughter, and a dog inside a van in the 7300 block of NW 37th Street in Davie about 7 a.m.

"`We heard a commotion outside. We thought it was more like arguing,` said one neighbor. `I came out and looked and saw the gentleman slumped over in the back seat of the van. It was wide open. You could see him just lying there.`

"Andrade, 30, attached a hose from the exhaust pipe to the inside of the car, killing himself, his daughter, and the dog by carbon monoxide poisoning, according to police.

"`They must've fallen asleep,` said Davie Police Capt. Dale Engle. `They observed a female holding a child, rocking back and forth, obviously distraught.`

"Police believe Andrade was upset over the end of his relationship with the girl's mother, who had recently remarried. He had regular visitation with his daughter, said police.

"`The man was distraught. His ex-wife had recently remarried in the last month or so, and felt that this was his way of getting back at her,` said Engle."


Brother And Sister Found Dead

"CIBOLO, TX — Investigators believe the death of two siblings earlier this week was a murder and suicide.

"Cibolo Police Chief Gary Cox released a statement Thursday morning indicating that Patricia Peek, 68, of Cibolo was killed and that her brother Keith Tanner, 51, of Austin killed himself in the 200 block of Fawn Ridge Drive in the Deer Creek Subdivision.

"The bodies were found by Cibolo Police after a co-worker of Peek’s showed up to her house and found the door slightly open on Monday.

"Peek was found inside the residence, while Tanner was located in the back yard.

"A preliminary autopsy report showed that Peek’s death was the result of being hit in the head with a possibly a bar stool and a large rock, both found in the residence.

"Her brother died after being shot in the chest. Officers found the gun they believe was used, laying next to him, the release said.

"The investigation indicates there was a domestic dispute between the siblings but investigators are still working to determine what took place.

"A family member received a package on Monday from Tanner, which investigators opened to find a handwritten letter from Tanner outlining plans to commit suicide.

"Cox said investigators determined that incident happened sometime between Friday and Monday, after family had gathered at the house for Thanksgiving."

From the Sequin Gazette...

Police Find Bodies In Different Locations

"HORSE CAVE, KY — On Monday, night at 6:08 P.M., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green was contacted regarding a shooting that occurred at 235 Water Street in Horse Cave, Kentucky. When KSP personnel arrived on scene, Troopers discovered the body of Jamie Tapscott (28) of Horse Cave, Kentucky with an apparent gun shot wound.

"At 6:25 P.M. Barren County Dispatch was contacted regarding a shooting that had occurred at 544 Bale Avenue in Cave City, Kentucky. When Troopers arrived on scene they discovered the body of Jason Horton (32) of Cave City, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound.

"Preliminary investigation shows that Jason Horton was the suspect in the murder of Jamie Tapscott. The bodies of the victim and the decedent will be taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, Kentucky for an autopsy.

"The investigation is still ongoing is being led by Detective Matt Cardwell. Detective Cardwell was assisted on both scenes by KSP Post 3 Personnel, Barren and Hart County Coroner’s Office, Hart County Sheriff’s Office and Horse Cave and Cave City Police Department, Cave City and Horse Cave Fire Departments."

From WCLU...

Victim Dumped In Mexican Landfill

"EL PASO, TX — The blanket-wrapped body of a woman found Tuesday near a Juárez landfill is that of a missing Socorro woman, who is thought to have been killed by her husband before he died in an apparent suicide Monday.

"El Paso County sheriff's officials confirmed Wednesday that the body of Socorro resident Crystal Sarai Lugo, 20, who was pregnant with twins, was found close to a Juárez landfill.

"Chihuahua state officials said that according to an autopsy, Lugo was about two months pregnant and was suffocated.

"Sheriff's deputies in El Paso discovered the body of Lugo's husband, Johnnyray Nevarez, 27, in a white Nissan Sentra sedan parked off Gas Line Road near Hueco Tanks about 5 p.m. Monday. Detectives determined that Nevarez shot and killed himself while in the car.

"Earlier Monday, police in Socorro received a call from a friend of the couple, who said that Nevarez had spoken of killing Lugo, dumping her body in Mexico and then killing himself, a spokes man for the Socorro Police Department said Monday.

"State police in Chihuahua said in a news release that the couple had an argument on Friday and that Lugo possibly died on that day in the couple's mobile home on Aaker Street.

"When Socorro police arrived at the home on Monday after receiving the call from the couple's friend, they noticed that the couple's car was missing.

"Chihuahua state police officials said they found Lugo's body wrapped in a pink blanket on a road leading to the landfill. She had been wearing yellow pants, a gray blouse and white tennis shoes."

Source: El Paso Times...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Frequent Arguments Preceded Thanksgiving Shooting

"ASHEVILLE, NC — A husband and wife found dead in their home on Thanksgiving night had argued frequently in the weeks leading up to their deaths, neighbors say.

"The bodies of Michael David Cooper, 39, and Lisa Reanna Cooper, 35, a well-regarded nurse at the Charles George VA Medical Center, were discovered shortly before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at their home at 12 Melissa Court.

"Buncombe sheriff’s Lt. Randy Sorrells said the evidence points to a murder-suicide, but authorities were withholding final judgment until autopsy results are returned.

"Both victims appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound, Sorrells said, and officers recovered a handgun at the scene.

"Autopsies are planned for today or possibly Wednesday, Sorrells said. He said he could not say who fired the fatal shots."


Soldier Found Dead After Shooting

"VIDALIA, GA — On November 24, 2012 at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Vidalia Police Department responded to the 900 block of North Circle Drive Vidalia Georgia, Toombs County.

"Officers arrived on the scene and discovered that the victim, 28-year-old former Special Class Maranda Marie Nichols, had suffered a gunshot wound. Nichols was later pronounced dead by the County Coroner. Nichols was currently a member of the Georgia National Guard.

"A search was issued afterwards for a black male, driving a white Mercury Mountaineer in connection with the shooting. Further investigation identified the offender as 28-year-old Specialist Class Samuel Bambaga Tellu of Savannah, Ga.

"On November 25, 2012 at approximately 7:20 a.m. the body of Samuel B. Tellu was located in neighboring Montgomery County in a white 2005 Mercury Mountaineer. Tellu suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead. SPC Tellu had one deployment, Fall 2009 to Fall 2010 to Afghanistan. He was currently serving under the Third Infantry Division at Hunter Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield.

"The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also working the case. The investigation is ongoing."


Monday, November 26, 2012

Woman Grabs Rifle, Escapes Attempted Murder/Suicide

"RED LAKE FALLS, MN — A Red Lake Falls woman is lucky to be alive, after her ex-boyfriend shot at her and then, took his own life.

"Dead is 53-year old Kevin Salveson.

"Sheriff Mitch Bernstein says it happened at Heather Altendorf's Red Lake Falls home Saturday afternoon.

"Altendorf had filed a restraining order against Salveson last week. The restraining order says Altendorf had broken up with Salveson two years ago. But she began having trouble with him, when he moved back to town a month ago.

"Altendorf says Salveson had been smearing her on social media sites and even handing out flyers around town that featured sexually explicit material.

"It all ended when Salveson walked into her home Saturday with a rifle.

"Sheriff Mitch Bernstein: `Walked in the door and made reference that he was going to die and she was going with him. He assaulted her with the gun and attempted to shoot her. She was able to grab the muzzle of the firearm and redirect it. He shot one round through her floor. She was able to get away and get over to the neighbors house.`

"Bernstein says then, Salveson took his own life. Altendorf had to be hospitalized overnight after being hit in the face with the gun butt, during the struggle."


Octogenarians Found Dead

"LAS VEGAS, NV — An elderly couple was found dead inside a Las Vegas home on Sunday morning in an apparent murder-suicide.

"Police were called to a home in the 6400 block of East Tropicana Avenue just before 9 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man and woman inside suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

"The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The man died a short time later at Sunrise Trauma Center.

"Homicide detectives said the incident appeared to be a murder-suicide.

"The woman was later identified as 87-year-old Dorothy Huss and the man was identified as 86-year-old Clifford Huss.

"The Clark County Coroner's Office said Dorothy was shot in the head before Clifford turned the gun on himself."


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Killer Left "Rambling" Suicide Note

"ALTON, ME — Scott Reed stabbed his estranged wife, Danielle, to death at their house and met his best friend at a Bangor restaurant before both men were found dead of gunshot wounds at the Reed home on Nov. 19, state police said Sunday.

"Speaking in detail for the first time about the grisly incident, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said investigators don’t yet know whether 43-year-old Scott Reed shot 41-year-old Daniel Young or if Young killed himself, possibly as part of a suicide pact with Reed.

"The three bodies were found at Reed’s rental at 326 Alton Tannery Road by a female friend shortly before 7:30 p.m.

"The men had been close friends for several years and reportedly had talked about suicide. Immediately after returning to Maine from an out-of-state location and killing his wife at her home, Reed sought Young, of Bradley, at his workplace, McCausland said.

"Young owned one of two handguns found at the scene, McCausland said.

"The last of the three autopsies was performed Saturday. The chief medical examiner ruled 39-year-old Danielle Reed’s cause of death was `multiple stab and incised wounds to the neck, including the throat` while Scott Reed and Young died from “close contact gunshot wounds to the head,” McCausland said.

"`This is also a domestic violence incident,` McCausland said.

"Scott Reed `came back to Maine, went to the house and confronted his estranged wife at that point and killed her,` McCausland said. `She is the true victim here.`

"The couple had been married for five years.

"Scott Reed left a suicide note at the scene. McCausland only described it as `rambling.`"

Source: Bangor Daily News...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

10 Year Old Brings Grandma The Bad News

"WHITEVILLE, TN — The Hardeman County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a Whiteville couple. Austin Woods and Clarissa Simon-Woods were found dead in their home on the 1000 block of Murphy Lane.

"Sheriff John Doolen says they responded to an early morning call in Whiteville where the couple was found. According to Sadie Woods who lives nearby and is the mother of Austin Woods, said she found out about her son and daughter-in-law's deaths from the couple's 10-year old daughter.

"`One of the granddaughters knocked on my door this morning and told my sister that mama and daddy were dead,` said Woods.

"Woods says she spoke to the couple the day before and did not see any signs of trouble.

"`She seemed okay and he seemed okay too. I saw them the other day,` said Woods.

"Sheriff Doolen says the investigation is ongoing but the deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide. He expects to have more information next week after results from the lab work are released."

From WBBJ...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Two Found Dead On Porch Of Mobile Home

"MEMPHIS, TN — Police are investigating an overnight murder suicide that left two people dead at a northeast Memphis trailer park.

"Around 2 a.m. Friday, police were called to the Green Acres Mobile Home Park near Whitten Rd. and Reese Rd. on a report of shots fired.

"When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive man and woman lying on a porch. They had both been shot and were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

"Felony Response detectives recovered a gun at the home and believe the deaths were the result of a murder suicide."

From WREG...

2 Dead, 1 Wounded After Thanksgiving Day Argument

"EAST ST. LOUIS, IL — Two people are dead and a third person was injured after a family argument on Thanksgiving day ended with a deadly shooting.

"The shooting happened around 6:00 p.m. in the 700 block of N. 75th Street in East St. Louis.

"Police say the shooting happened after an argument between a husband and wife. Police say that's when the husband pulled out a gun.

"The couple's daughter, who is in her 40's was shot twice, but managed to get out of the home. She was able to call police. Because the police were not sure if the father was alive inside the home, the tactical team was called to respond to the scene. They waited several hours outside of the home before entering the house.

"Once inside, they found the body of the wife on the first floor with a gunshot wound to the head. The husband was found on the second floor from what police believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound."

From KSDK...

Thanksgiving Ruined By Drunk With A Gun

"ALBERTVILLE, AL — Albertville Police are investigating an apparent attempted murder and suicide attempt in a mobile home park just off Alabama 205.

"According to Albertville Police Chief Doug Pollard, a Hispanic man joined his estranged wife for a Thanksgiving meal at a mobile home on Lydia Drive Thursday. Pollard said the man was `highly intoxicated.`

"Just before 7 p.m., the couple got into an argument in the bedroom of the mobile home. The husband pulled out a gun and shot his wife four times in the arm and once in the face. He then turned the gun on himself, shooting himself in the head.

"Names of the victims have not been released.

"A male family member took the woman—who is eight months pregnant—to Marshall Medical Center South in a small black sedan before medics arrived on scene.

"She was reportedly suffering from a serious head wound and was in grave condition, Pollard said.

"The husband was transported to Marshall Medical Center South by Albertville Fire medics.

"Pollard said both would be airlifted from the hospital to Huntsville Hospital for further treatment Thursday night.

"Another female and some children were in the home at the time of the shooting, but none were injured, Pollard said."

From The Reporter...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two Men Dead In Suspected Love Triangle Murder/Suicide

"LAS VEGAS, NV — Police said a man kicked down the door of the home on the 2000 block of Sunland Wednesday afternoon where a woman was with her boyfriend.

"SWAT was sent to the scene to talk with the man inside the home but before SWAT could arrive, police say the man shot and killed the man inside the home and then shot himself.

"It's believed the shooter was an estranged husband and killed his ex-wife's boyfriend then turned the gun on himself.

"Metro dispatch received calls of shots fired at a residence in the 2000 block of Sunland Avenue on Wednesday at approximately 12:09 p.m.

"The caller said that her estranged husband had arrived with a firearm and kicked in the door of the residence. The mother of three managed to get her small children safely out of the house while she heard shots being fired from within.

"A male acquaintance was unable to escape the residence as shots were being fired.

"LVMPD Officers arrived and set up containment around the residence. SWAT officers subsequently arrived and immediately made entry into the home and discovered two deceased males.

"Preliminary investigation suggest this incident was a murder-suicide."

From KSNV...

Elderly Shooter Kills 2 Before Committing Suicide

"TORRANCE, CA — Three people died Tuesday in what appears to be a double murder-suicide at a senior citizens' high-rise south of Los Angeles, police said.

"A man in his 80s apparently shot two women shortly after noon before turning the gun on himself in the lobby of the Golden West Tower apartments on Maricopa Street in Torrance, said Sgt. Robert Watt.

"One of the women was an employee of the apartment complex, but victim identities are being withheld until next of kin is notified, Watt said.

"Witness Arturo Ramirez, who works at the Golden West Towers, told the Los Angeles Times he locked himself in an office to call 911 after seeing a man who lived in the facility holding a gun.

"Ramirez said he heard one of the women killed say, `Please, no! Please!` and then heard two gunshots. A final gunshot came a few minutes later.

"Police are still investigating the man's motive, but residents and staff from the senior center [said] that the man had been behaving erratically, and many of them were seeking to have him kicked out of the complex.

"`People knew that he was a little bit off,` Golden Tower employee Alex Galindo told the TV station. `People were warned, but nobody did anything, so I know there's going to be blood on a lot of people's hands. That's all I can say at this point.`

"A handgun was recovered at the scene.

"Watt said the building's management had received complaints about the alleged shooter but police were never alerted.

"Police were trying to obtain surveillance camera recordings of the shooting, he said."


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Killer Was Child Sex-Crime Suspect

"CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Tuesday that a man found dead in a northwest Charlotte home earlier this month had fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

"The deaths of Ida and Clyde Valentine had been under investigation since Nov. 1 when a man called police and said he had found his parents’ bodies in a home on Swift Arrow Lane.

"A search warrant indicated that both had been shot, and that Clyde Valentine had tape on his mouth.

"Police said early on that they believed the deaths were domestic-related, and a spokeswoman later said that detectives were not looking for a suspect.

"On Tuesday, police said their investigation and analysis of evidence at the scene led them to determine the deaths were a murder-suicide. They also said there was no indication that anyone else had been involved in the killings.

"Police said they've shared the results of the investigation with relatives of the Valentines.

"Clyde Valentine had been under investigation earlier this year for child-sex crimes. He was charged in June with taking indecent liberties with a child, and later charged with statutory rape. Police said during the summer that the charges involved a relative.

"At the time of his arrest, Valentine was an electronics teacher at Phillip O’Berry Academy in Charlotte, where he had worked for just over a decade. He was put on leave by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools after being charged in June and was terminated by the district as of Oct. 31."

From the Charlotte Observer...

Death In The Master Bedroom

"MAUMELLE, AR — Maumelle Police are investigating a case of suspected murder-suicide after a man and woman were found shot to death inside a home early this morning.

"The bodies of Dexter Dion Green, 42, and Sonia R. Green, 41, were found in the master bedroom at 15 Bouriese Circle.

"Officers had been called to the address just before 3:30 on a residential alarm activation but left when no one answered their repeated knocks at the door and the home was found to be secure.

"Officers were dispatched to the same home about two hours later when the Green's daughter called to report someone had been shot inside the home.

"According to the incident report there were other children inside the home who went to a neighbor's house when they realized what had happened.

"Maumelle Police say Green had been shot once in the head and his wife had been shot more than once. A semi-automatic handgun was found lying next to him and shell casings were scattered over the floor, according to the incident report.

"That home is located in the Country Club of Arkansas subdivision."


One Dead, One Injured After Domestic Situation

"MONTGOMERY, AL — Montgomery police are investigating an apparent attempted murder-suicide that left a man dead and woman in life-threatening condition.

"Police responded to the 1900 block of James Avenue just north of Mt. Meigs Road about 5:30 a.m. on a report that someone had been shot, said Martha Earnhardt, a Montgomery Public Safety Department spokeswoman.

"Officers found a female outside the residence with a gunshot wound, and she was transported to a hospital.

"Inside, they found a man with a fatal gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The investigation indicates that it is an attempted murder-suicide that arose from a domestic situation, Earnhardt said."

Source: Montgomery Advertiser...

Police "Not Ruling Out" Murder/Suicide

"ARLINGTON, TX — At around 2:30 this morning, Arlington police dispatched to an apartment complex in the 2700 block of Medicine Pass, near State Highway 360 and E. Park Row Drive. There, they found two bodies—that of an 18-year-old woman and a man in his early 20s. The cause of death: `We are not ruling out that it could be a murder-suicide,` says Arlington PD spokesman Sgt. Christopher Cook. `We do not believe there are suspects at large.`

"Cook says police were initially called to the scene by the woman’s family, who, he says, had grown concerned because she failed to show up at a relative’s last night to pick up her `small child.` When police arrived at the scene to conduct a welfare check, Cook says, there was evidence `that led us to believe some kind of struggle had occurred.`

"That evidence, he says, was blood outside the apartment.

"Kicking down the door, officers forced their way into the residence, where they discovered the bodies. No cause of death has been released; the medical examiner is en route to the scene. But Cook says, `We believe a firearm was used.`

"The names of the man and woman have not yet been released. But Arlington police believe the man is the woman’s estranged husband—and the father of the young child. `We don’t know if he lived there,` says Cook, `but the apartment was her primary residence.`"


Suspect In Murders Kills Himself During Police Questioning

"NEW TOWN, ND — The 911 call came at 3:17 p.m. Sunday from a young boy who told Mountrail County dispatchers that a man had come into his home and shot his family.

"The boy hung up before dispatchers could get more information, but the call was traced to 301 6th St. N. in New Town. There authorities found four victims, a woman and three of her grandchildren, identified by the Mountrail County Sheriff’s Office as Martha Johnson, 64, Ben Schuster, 13, Julia Schuster, 10 and Luke Schuster, 6.

"Neighbors said the 12-year-old boy who called 911, also Johnson’s grandchild, survived by playing dead, which New Town Police Chief Arthur Walgren confirmed.

"About 7 p.m. Sunday, law enforcement learned a man had made statements about the crime. While investigators were questioning him in Parshall, about 17 miles east of New Town, he killed himself with a knife, said Sheriff Ken Halvorson.

"Johnson was caring for five grandchildren, according to friends and neighbors. The fifth grandchild was not home at the time, Walgren said. Her husband, Harley, also was not home at the time."

From The Dickinson Press...

Disagreement Over Money Leads To Murder/Suicide

"PHOENIX, AZ — An argument over money issues ended with a man murdering his wife and then turning the gun on himself.

"Police have identified Thomas Fernandez, 52, as the shooter, and Debra Fernandez, 46 as the victim.

"The couple was discovered by family member around noon at their home near 53rd Avenue and Indian School Road.

"Police said the couple lived with two adult children, both women, and the women's five kids, all under the age of 10. Debra Fernandez was their grandmother.

"According to investigators, Debra Fernandez was supposed to pick up a relative on Monday. That relative called the house when Fernandez didn't arrive at the pick-up point. Family inside the home started looking for Fernandez and ended up discovering her body and that of her husband.

"`That relative called one of the adult children in the home. She had not seen her mother or her [mother’s] husband leave the room. She then went in to check on them and found both dead inside the room,` explained Sgt. Steve Martos of the Phoenix Police Department.

"Police believe Thomas shot Debra, before turning the gun on himself Sunday night.

"According to Martos, the couple had been having a disagreement about money problems.

"`We believe the husband murdered his wife,` Martos said."


Monday, November 19, 2012

Fatal Argument Leaves Father & Daughter Dead

"DECATUR, GA — A man allegedly shot and killed his daughter before turning the gun on himself late Sunday afternoon at a family gathering in DeKalb County.

"The two have been identified as Mr. Eugene Wesley, 50, and Ms. Monica Wesley, 30, of Decatur, according to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office.

"So far, investigators have released few details on the double shooting, which they are investigating as a murder-suicide. They said it happened at 6:45 p.m. inside the home at 2356 Fair Lane.

"The father and daughter were apparently arguing when the shooting happened, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Ms. Mekka Parish said.

"`The argument escalated and the suspect pulled out a gun and fatally shot the victim,` Ms. Parish said. `The suspect later turned the gun on himself.`

"It’s unclear what the father and daughter were arguing about and police have not said how many people were inside the home at the time of the shooting. It's also unclear where both were shot."


Couple Found Dead In Condo

"BOZEMAN, MT — Two weapons were used in a shooting that appears to be a murder-suicide involving a man and woman on Warbler Way in Bozeman Monday morning.

"A high-powered rifle and a handgun were found at the scene, Bozeman Lt. Steve Crawford said. There was one round fired from each and it appears they were fired by the same person, Crawford said.

"The shooting took place in a bedroom in the three-bedroom condo, according to Crawford. While we know the exact address of this morning's shooting on Warbler Way, we are honoring a request from police to not yet release it until the families of the victims can be notified.

"At least one of the bodies will be taken to the State Crime Lab in Missoula, Crawford said.

"While neighbors say the victims were a couple, the police are not yet commenting on the specifics of their relationship at this time.

"A man and a woman, both in their 20s to 30s, were involved in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide, Crawford said.

"The call came in at 7:07 a.m. Monday. Two other people were in the residence on Warbler Way at the time; one of them called police to say that there was a disturbance then they heard a noise like a `pop` or a gunshot."


Estranged Couple Found Dead

"DEL VALLE, TX — A shooting near Del Valle was ruled a murder-suicide Monday after authorities said a man killed his former girlfriend Sunday and then turned the gun on himself.

"Austin police said Terrelle Owens, 38, died about 11 p.m. Sunday at University Medical Center Brackenridge after he shot Adriana Rugina, 29, at the home in the 13000 block of Perconte Drive in southeastern Travis County. The only other person inside the home at the time of the incident was Rugina’s 7-year-old daughter, police said in press conference Monday.

"Owens and Rugina were found with gunshot wounds to the head just before 6:30 p.m. after authorities received a check welfare call to the home, police said. Rugina was pronounced dead at the scene, and Owens was taken by StarFlight to the hospital, authorities said.

"Investigators said they learned that until recently, the two had been in a dating relationship for at least a year, though they had known each other for at least two years. An autopsy is under way to determine the official cause of death for both people.

"Austin police said they found no history of family violence between the couple and are still investigating a motive."


Neighbors Report Hearing Yelling And Screaming

"MINGO COUNTY, WV — Investigators are on the scene of an apparent murder-suicide.

"Police were called to a home on 12th Pole Creek Road in the Dingess area of Mingo County just after 10 p.m. Sunday.

"Investigators [said] they found a husband and wife shot dead inside. It is still unclear what may have sparked the shootings.

"Emergency workers say there were kids inside the home at the time of the shootings.

"Neighbors describe hearing yelling and screaming before the shots rang out.

"Both the Mingo County Sheriff's deputies and State Police troopers are on the scene."

From WSAZ...

Family Member's 911 Call Leads Police To Bodies

"GLOUCESTER, VA — Authorities discovered a man and woman dead inside a home in the 3900 block of Old Concord Road Saturday evening in an apparent murder-suicide. The man and woman have not been identified until their families have been notified. Both of the deceased individuals had gunshot wounds.

"There was no signs of forced entry at the address, according to a release from the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to the scene of the home around 3:49 p.m. Saturday afternoon after receiving a 911 call.

"`It was family member that called,` said Lt. Scott Little, a spokesman for the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office. He didn’t say how old the couple was, but did say they were a couple. `Just until we get the autopsy results and everything we’re not releasing a whole lot but they’re adults. They lived at the residence,` Little said."

Source: Daily Press...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Police Search Surveillance Video For Clues In Murder/Suicide

"INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Police are investigating after a call went out at 6:40 p.m. Friday evening saying two people were shot at ConAgra Foods on Guion Road.

"`We do have two people that are confirmed dead here on the scene,` said Officer Michael Hewitt Friday night.

"`From an eye witness who was sitting in the break room, they said that one employee was in the break room, another employee came in, they sort of made eye contact with each other,` said Hewitt.

"The suspect, who has been identified as 44-year-old Alonzo Laws, then walked out, according to authorities but minutes later came back.

"`While the victim had his back to him standing at a coke machine, the suspect fired several shots at him and then turned the gun on himself.`

"The victim, identified as 45-year-old Anthony Hicks, was taken to St. Vincent Hospital where he died. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the head.

"Investigators are now trying to figure out where the gun came from and why a work break at one of the nation's largest food companies turned deadly.

"`As far as we know right now, they're simply coworkers. As far as why this took place, there's really no information right now that we have,` said Hewitt.

"Investigators are now scanning surveillance video an interviewing other employees to try to piece together what happened."


Friday, November 16, 2012

Bodies Found With Multiple Stab Wounds

"HOQUIAM, WA — Hoquiam officers were called to the 3100 block of Sumner Avenue after a 24-year old Hoquiam man arrived home to find his father lying dead on top of his mother on the kitchen floor.

"There were knives scattered around the bodies and both appeared to have suffered knife wounds.

"The son had spoken to his mother on the phone less than an hour before discovering the bodies. She was planning to drive to another family member’s home but never arrived, prompting the son to return home to check on her.

"There was no sign of forced entry and nothing appeared to be missing from the home.

"Hoquiam officers had recently responded to the home on October 30 regarding a disorderly conduct call. There were no arrests made. This incident was apparently related to an earlier reported incident to the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office.

"Earlier the same day, the sheriff’s office received a report that the husband was accused of a sex offense which had allegedly occurred 12-15 years earlier in Central Park.

"According to Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department, he was being investigated by detectives. The investigation was ongoing at the time of the homicide.

"The Grays Harbor Coroner’s office conducted autopsies of the couple. The forensic pathologist concluded the wife suffered a defensive wound and several stab wounds which proved fatal. Her death was ruled to be a homicide.

"The pathologist determined her husband died as a result of multiple self-inflicted stab wounds. His death was ruled as a suicide.

"There was no note found at the scene."

From KXRO...

"Quiet And Friendly" Couple Dead After Dispute

"SAN PEDRO, CA — A man shot and killed a woman outside a San Pedro home late Friday, then turned the gun on himself, leaving him in critical condition, police said.

"The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Friday (November 2nd) in the 3100 block of Almeria Street, Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Herrera said Saturday.

"The victim, identified as 45-year-old Michelle Stamper, and the suspect, 55-year-old Johnny O'Kane, had been dating, police said, and the two were involved in a dispute at the time of the shootings.

"Police and neighbors said O'Kane chased Stamper out of the house and then shot her. Her body was found under a tree across the street, a neighbor said.

"The man called police and said he shot a woman, said Officer A. Rodriguez of the Harbor Division.

"Officers arriving at the home found the man inside with a gunshot wound to the head, he said.

"Stamper was pronounced dead at the scene. O'Kane was taken to County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in critical condition, Herrera said.

"Neighbors on the quiet street said O'Kane had two children in their late teens or early 20s from a previous marriage.

"The couple was described as quiet and friendly. One resident said the family had lived in the house for many years.

"Several neighbors said they heard shots, but none of them could recall any incidents of violence at the residence."

From the Press-Telegram...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Altercation Leads To Murder/Suicide Of Brothers

"MISSION, KS — A Merriam man fatally shot his brother outside a Mission office building Thursday morning and then killed himself several hours later as police moved in on him in south Kansas City.

"Mission police said Robert J. Pruitt, 58, shot Todd A. Pruitt, 51, of Shawnee, in front of witnesses about 7:15 a.m.

"The shooter sped away in a stolen rental car from the parking lot in the 5700 block of Broadmoor Street, just north of Johnson Drive. About 11 a.m., police received a tip that Robert Pruitt was near 104th Street and Blue River Road in Kansas City. Tactical officers began searching parkland and woods in the area.

"When they spotted Pruitt near a creek just before noon, he turned a gun on himself and fired.

"Witnesses told police that the men had an altercation in the parking lot before Robert Pruitt shot his brother several times, including at least once in the head. The younger Pruitt was taken to a hospital, where he died."

From the Kansas City Star...

Police Investigate Death Of "Quiet Couple"

"LOUISVILLE, KY — The investigation continues into a murder-suicide in the Newburg area.

"Louisville Metro Police said 46-year-old Robert Levine shot his girlfriend then turned the gun on himself.

"The shooting happened in the 5000 block of Roederer Drive off Poplar Level Road about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

"Levine's girlfriend, 45-year-old Amy Vick, was originally expected to survive, but died from her injuries.

"She had just moved in with Levine a few months ago along with her son and daughter who police said were home at the time of shooting.

"Now, detectives are trying to figure out what led to the violence.

"`I was watching the game and I hear these shots and I thought he, there's a cat that runs around here a lot, so I thought he'd probably shot the cat,` said next-door neighbor James Fugget Sr. `It was the little girl, the girl who'd come out and said it was her mother that had been shot.`

"According to police, last night was their first trip to the home for the woman's children.

"Neighbors said the couple was quiet and kept to themselves.

"`Never had no arguments or anything,` said Fugget.

"Levine died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head."


9 Year Old Girl Witnesses Murder/Suicide Of Parents

"UNION COUNTY, NC — Union County deputies are investigating a murder-suicide after two people were found dead in Monroe on Thursday morning.

"Officials say the two victims are a husband and his wife. Police identified the couple as 36-year-old Mary Ismail and 45-year-old Bobby Ismail.

"The couple's 9-year-old daughter witnessed the shootings, police said.

"Deputies were called to a home in the 1500 block of Sikes Mill Road near Unionville after 6 a.m. Thursday. The home is located near a child development center.

"Police say the Ismails were married but had recently separated and were not living together. Mary Ismail and the daughter were inside a truck waiting for the school bus to arrive when Bobby Ismail showed up at a driveway off of Sikes Mill Road.

"Bobby was found just outside the home.

"After the shootings, the young daughter ran to get help, and a second person nearby then called police.

"Neighbors say Mary Ismail had moved in with another man and they were living together in a different community."

From WCNC...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Woman Shot, Suicide By Natural Gas Fails

"STOWE TOWNSHIP, PA — Allegheny County police are investigating after a woman was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon inside a home in Stowe Township.

"Lt. Andrew Schurman said a preliminary investigation shows a man, who has not been identified, was rushed to an area hospital after being overcome by natural gas.

"`Right now we’re in the early stages of our investigation and we’re trying to piece everything together. We’re trying to figure out how the woman was shot and the man was overcome by natural gas,` Schurman said.

"Police responded to the home on Broadway Street just before 3 p.m. initially for a call of a natural gas leak.

"Investigators said a third man who lives in the home found the woman dead and the man unresponsive. He turned the gas off and called police.

"Investigators from the Medical Examiner’s Office are also at the two-story home.

"According to police, they’re investigating the incident as a possible murder-attempted suicide.

"Authorities said the man who was overcome by gas was rushed to an area hospital and is expected to survive."


Two Dead, One Injured At Apartment Complex

"NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV — Two men were found dead while a woman was hospitalized following an apparent murder-suicide at a North Las Vegas apartment complex.

"According to North Las Vegas police, officers responded to a call of shots fired near Cheyenne Road and Pecos Boulevard just after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"When officers arrived on scene, they found one man and a 42-year-old woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

"Police said the man was pronounced dead on scene, while the woman was taken to University Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

"Witnesses told police they saw a man and woman arguing in front of her apartment when the man pulled out a gun and started shooting.

"Police learned a person, who was believed to have shot the two victims, ran into his nearby apartment. After several hours, SWAT officers entered the apartment and found the suspect dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

"Police noted the relationship of the people involved remains unclear at this time."

From KVVU-TV...

Pair Found Dead In Motel Parking Lot

"STOCKTON, CA — Stockton police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after a Waste Management worker making his daily rounds Tuesday discovered the bodies of two adults in the back seat of a Mitsubishi Montero.

"An unidentified man and woman were found in the silver sport utility vehicle, which was in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn on 1707 East Fremont Street, just south of Interstate 5. Authorities also found a handgun in the vehicle. They believe the man shot the woman before killing himself, said Officer Joe Silva, a spokesman for the Stockton Police Department.

"`Homicide detectives located an adult male and an adult female along with a firearm inside the vehicle,` Silva said. `That's a strong indication, so far, that this is a possible murder-suicide.`

"A man working at the motel said the vehicle had been parked there since at least 8:30 p.m. Monday."

From the Stockton Record...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Five Found Dead In Ohio Garage

"TOLEDO, OH — A grandmother, along with her grown son, has committed suicide and killed her three young grandchildren in Ohio by suffocating them with carbon monoxide.

"Sandy Ford, 54, was about to lose custody of her three grandchildren, Paige Hayes, 10, Logan Hayes, 6, and Madalyn Hayes, 5.

"Authorities believe she and her son Andy Ford, 32, who was the children's uncle, may have killed them at their home on 5142 Harvest Lane in Toledo, Ohio, to prevent Sandy's daughter from regaining custody.

"Firefighters found a truck with the engine running and hoses leading from the exhaust into a Honda Civic in the family's garage on Monday night.

"The three children, as well as Sandy and Andy Ford and the family's two dogs and a cat were all found dead inside the car."

Source: Mail Online...

Two Women Found Shot In Motel Room

"LARGO, FL — The hotel employee saw the bloody white towels beneath two bodies and dialed 911.

"A pair of women who had checked into the Suburban Lodge hotel Sunday, both from Florida, lay lifeless near a gun.

"Sometime between Sunday night and Monday afternoon, one of the women shot the other to death at the extended-stay hotel on 6500 Ulmerton Road, just east of 66th Street, in what Largo police called an attempted murder-suicide.

"`It almost looked planned,` said Steve Starrett, the hotel's general manager. `It wasn't messy.`

"No one heard arguing or gunshots, he said.

"When the women didn't check out on time, a hotel employee, conducting a routine room check, found them in the second-story room around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

"One woman was dead, and the other was in critical need of medical attention after shooting herself in the head, Largo police said. She was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center."

Source: Tampa Bay Times...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Argument Between Estranged Couple Leads To Gunfire

"POINT PLEASANT, WV — The man who police say shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself has died.

"Point Pleasant Police Chief Ernie Watterson [said] Richard Franklin, 49, died about 1 a.m. Monday at a Huntington Hospital.

"Police say Kelli Franklin, 43, was shot and killed about 12:30 p.m. Sunday at her home on 1905 North Main Street.

"Officers say her estranged husband, Richard, got into an argument with Kelli and it spiraled out of control with Richard shooting Kelli and then turning the gun on himself.

"Kelli Franklin died at the scene. Richard Franklin was still alive when officers arrived and was rushed to Pleasant Valley Hospital. He was later transferred to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

"Neighbors describe hearing several gunshots and then called 911.

"Family members of the victim say the couple has not lived together for several months."

From WSAZ...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Woman Killed In Walmart Parking Lot

"LOUISVILLE, KY — A woman is dead after being fatally shot in the Wal-Mart parking lot in the Hillview area.

"According to Louisville Metro police, a 46-year-old woman was shot in the head in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in the 11900 block of Standiford Plaza Drive just after noon Saturday.

"The woman came out of the store, and was shot near her car.

"`We do believe this is a domestic situation,` police spokesperson Carey Klain said.

"Witnesses said the woman was putting groceries in her car when she was gunned down.

"John Winter had just walked into the Wal-Mart when a woman ran in screaming saying someone had been shot. He says he ran out to the parking lot. The woman was killed three spots away from where he had just parked. He says he tried to help the woman, but she was dead.

"According to LMPD spokeswoman Klain, the male shooter fled the scene, but shortly after reports of gunfire came in to police from McNeely Park.

"Police found a man matching the shooter's description in the getaway car. According to police he had shot and killed himself.

"The identities have not yet been released. Police have not said what type of relationship the victim and the shooter had.

"Wal-Mart remained closed for nearly five hours while police investigated."



11/14/2012 — Ex-boyfriend shooter had "dark past"...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Suspected Killer Found Dead Of Probable Overdose

"SAN JOSE, CA — A San Jose man police had been searching for since Friday in connection with his wife's killing was found dead of an apparent suicide in San Benito County on Saturday.

"The body of 50-year-old Troy Edward Nosenzo was discovered inside his parked vehicle on Highway 129, west of Highway 101, shortly after 1 p.m. after an investigation led officers to search for him in that area, according to San Jose Police Sgt. Jason Dwyer.

"`It appears to be a suicide,` he said. `We believe that he probably took sleeping pills.`

"Dwyer said the final determination of the cause of Nosenzo's death will have to be made by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner.

"Nosenzo's wife was found just before 8 p.m. Friday in the entryway of the couple's South San Jose home on 6199 Evangeline Drive. Police still have not formally named her, but records identified her as Patricia Annette Nosenzo, 54.

"The circumstances surrounding the homicide are still under investigation.

"Police said after receiving a 911 hang-up call from the home at 5:38 a.m. Friday, they tried calling back with no success. They didn't immediately check the home because they said the nature of the call was unclear and they had other pressing matters at the time, including nearby auto thefts and a car that had crashed into a home.

"When officers did arrive at the Nosenzo house, they were further delayed by two aggressive dogs in the front yard, forcing them to summon an animal-control official before they could enter the residence. They found the front door unlocked and the victim on the ground. Police then began searching for her husband."


Killer's Guns Had Been Confiscated

"HEPHZIBAH, GA — The man suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend and then turning the gun on himself in Hephzibah Friday has died, authorities said.

"Daniel Robert Gray, 51, died at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital Saturday afternoon, said Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald.

"Gray, of 3172 Bath Patterson Road, is suspected of shooting Sandra Mae Studer, 42, in the head at his home, Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Vinson said.

"Some of her family members arrived to check on her and found her dead on the floor. An altercation with a family member is still being investigated.

"When police arrived, they found Gray with a gunshot wound to the head that appeared to be self-inflicted, Vinson said.

"Gray has a history of mental illness. In September, SWAT was called to his home, where he had barricaded himself inside with a gun. He was taken into custody and given a mental health evaluation. All of his guns were supposedly confiscated after the incident, Vinson said.

"An autopsy performed at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta determined that Studer died from a gunshot wound to the head that was ruled a homicide, McDonald said.

"Vinson said Gray and Studer had only been seeing each other for a few weeks."

From The Augusta Chronicle...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wife Was Murdered In Her Sleep

"SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A Scottsdale man shot his wife to death while she slept before turning the gun on himself Wednesday morning, according to a Scottsdale Police Department report on Friday.

"A police spokesman said Daniel Peralta, 58, and his wife, Laura Peralta, 52, had argued Tuesday evening before the murder-suicide.

"There had been no previous reports of domestic violence in the household, the spokesman said.

"The Peraltas' adult son was living at the house and said he was awakened by two gunshots before finding the bodies of his parents in their home near Sweetwater Avenue and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, according to Sgt. Mark Clark of the Scottsdale Police Department.

"The shooting was reported around 5 a.m. Wednesday."


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Police Investigate Murder/Suicide In Gated Community

"PEMBROKE PINES, FL — Pembroke Pines Police are investigating a murder-suicide inside a gated community, police said Thursday.

"Authorities were called to a home at the Walnut Creek community along Taft Street in Pembroke Pines Thursday after a man discovered two bodies inside a home there.

"Police said it appeared a man and woman died of gunshot wounds.

"The names of the victims have not been released, but police said the two were not married or dating. Their relationship has not been disclosed.

"The woman appeared to be older than the man, police said. Their ages have not been released either.

"Pembroke Pines Police said another man found the bodies Thursday morning after 10 a.m. at 1965 NW 79 Terrace.

"It’s not known how he knows the victims.

"Police have not said how long the bodies may have been inside the home before they were discovered."

From CBS Miami...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Professor & Wife Found Dead In Home

"FRANKLIN, NY — The two people found dead inside a Delaware County home have now been identified as a SUNY Delhi professor and his wife.

"The Delaware County Undersheriff says the bodies of Willis and Wendy Brown were found Wednesday morning inside their Main Street home in the Village of Franklin. Both of them were shot, but it's still not clear who opened fire.

"The undersheriff says an autopsy is being conducted to provide a clearer picture of what happened.

"Willis Brown was an assistant professor of applied sciences and building technologies at SUNY Delhi. Wendy Brown worked as a financial adviser."

From Your News Now...

Election Night Murder/Suicide

"RAPID CITY, SD — At 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 6, police were called to an apartment at 3 Woodrun Lane for a report of a possible shooting.

"A third party reported that a male inside the residence had a firearm, and had killed his girlfriend.

"The Special Response Team was called out to assist, and they made contact with the man inside. He told police that he had killed his girlfriend, and refused to cooperate further. When SRT made entry to the home, they found the man and a woman inside with gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

"The man has been identified as 58 year old Brad Swanson, of Rapid City. The woman has been identified as 55 year old Deb Olmacher of Rapid City. Swanson and Olmacher both lived at the residence.

"Based on initial evidence, investigators believe this case to be a murder-suicide. The investigation is ongoing."

From KOTA Radio 1380...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Death Of Couple Ruled Murder/Suicide

"BOSQUE FARMS, NM — Authorities say the deaths of a couple last week in their Bosque Farms home appear to be a murder-suicide.

"Rio Rancho police received a report of a domestic disturbance in progress last Thursday and notified Bosque Farms police.

"Officers at the scene saw an unresponsive man lying on the floor in the dining room area of the home.

"They entered the house and say the man was dead from an apparent shotgun wound to the head and a gun was found next to his body.

"The body of a woman with apparent gunshot wounds was discovered in the master bedroom.

"The couple has been identified as 54-year-old Arleigh Headcock and 56-year-old Nancy Headcock.

"State Police officials say it appears Headcock fatally shot his wife and then himself."


Four Shot, Three Dead In Chicken Plant Massacre

"FRESNO, CA — A parolee who worked at a California chicken processing plant opened fire at the business on Tuesday, killing two people and wounding two others, before taking his own life, authorities said.

"Police said they did not know what prompted the attack by 42-year-old Lawrence Jones, but fellow employees told police he did not appear to be himself when he arrived for work.

"Police say Jones opened fire a few hours into his shift, moving methodically between three of the victims, putting a handgun against their head or neck before pulling the trigger.

"The fourth victim, a woman, was shot as she tried to flee the plant.

"Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Jones had an extensive criminal history dating back into the 1990s.

"Police said they put Jones' home on lockdown and were searching to see if there were any other victims.

"Chief Dyer said: `It is difficult to say at this point if in fact there was a specific target that Jones was looking for. There was something that must have provoked this incident, perhaps that occurred today, or maybe was building up to today.`

"Officers found Jones with a gunshot wound to the head and a 32-year-old woman bleeding from a wound to her lower back outside the business.

"The woman was in stable condition, Chief Dyer said.

"Three other people were found shot inside the plant. One was pronounced dead at the scene. Jones and another victim were pronounced dead later.

"The names of the victims have not been released.

"About 30 employees witnessed the shooting, and there were a total of 62 people at work when the gunfire started."

From SKY NEWS...

Body Spotted Through Window

"SYRACUSE, UT — In what police believe to be a murder-suicide, a husband and wife, Gary and Jessica Lucero, were found dead Monday morning in their Syracuse home, at 903 S. 2125 West.

"Several neighbors gathered Monday evening at the couple’s upscale home, where they placed a candle on the porch next to a pumpkin display.

"Neighbors said Jessica Lucero was 39 and husband Gary was 42. Both were civilian employees at Hill Air Force Base, neighbors said.

"Syracuse police were dispatched to the home around 8 a.m. on a report of a male who possibly was deceased.

"Syracuse Police Lt. Tracy Jensen said a person had seen the dead man through a window and called dispatchers.

"According to The Associated Press, police had to force their way into the house, where they found the couple’s bodies inside.

"Jensen said officers were not disclosing the manner of death or the way the murder-suicide was committed.

"Reports indicate that it appears the husband killed his wife and then himself.

"Other media reported that a 10-year-old boy was at home at the time of the deaths. Neighbors said the couple have three children, one of whom still lives at home."

From the Standard-Examiner...

"Separated" Couple Found Dead

"AUBREY, TX — A sheriff's deputy found a man and a woman dead of apparent gunshot wounds at a residence east of Denton on Monday, officials said.

"Investigators said it appears that the man shot the woman and then took his own life.

"The welfare check was prompted by someone who called 911 after the woman failed to show up for a meeting early Monday morning. The caller said she had helped that woman move out of a "domestic disturbance situation."

"The caller told dispatchers the woman's car was in the driveway of her home on 10221 Lakeview Drive in Providence Village, but that there was no answer at the door.

"A neighbor reported hearing `thumps` and `door slamming` between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday.

"The Denton County Sheriff said the woman had called the agency on Saturday morning, saying she was trying to move out of a house she shared with a boyfriend, but that he was keeping her out.

"Deputies who responded said no assault had occurred and that the two had separated to stay with friends."


Monday, November 5, 2012

Killer Loses Gun In Struggle, Botches Suicide With Glass

"BALDWIN, PA — After a night of drinking with his wife and stepbrother, a Baldwin man returned home early Sunday and fatally shot his wife during a domestic dispute, police said.

"Benjamin Conway Jr., 31, attempted suicide by cutting himself with broken glass, but survived, Allegheny County police said.

"Police charged him with homicide and recklessly endangering another person. He was being treated at a local hospital pending arraignment.

"Conway, his wife Kimberly Jo, 33, and his stepbrother, Clifford Hockenberry, no age or address available, drank at several bars on Saturday night before returning to the Conway home on 5228 Meadowcrest Road, according to a criminal complaint.

"Hockenberry told police the Conways began arguing in the basement and he heard a shot about 1 a.m. He went to the basement and found Kimberly Conway unresponsive on the floor. `I killed Kim,` Conway reportedly told his stepbrother.

"Conway threatened to kill himself with a .357-caliber revolver and Hockenberry grabbed the gun, according to the complaint. The gun discharged in the kitchen as he wrestled it away from Conway.

"Hockenberry said he ran outside with the gun and called police."

From TribLIVE...

"He Was A Great Guy"

"CLYDE, NC — In a case acquaintances call completely inexplicable, a longtime Town of Clyde employee shot and killed his wife, then killed himself.

"Charles Palmer Jr., 48, shot his 51-year-old wife Judy several times with a handgun before turning the gun on himself, Haywood County Sheriff Bobby Suttles said.

"The incident happened at 8:45 p.m. Friday inside the couple’s home on 514 Lookout Point Road, north of Clyde, he said. The couple’s two sons, ages 20 and 17, were outside in the yard when the shootings happened.

"Suttles said there was no history of domestic problems at the home.

"`It appears to be a domestic dispute between the two, but we’ve never been out there before,` he said. `Their two sons were at the residence when it happened. It’s really terrible.`

"Palmer, who worked as maintenance supervisor, had been a town employee since 1996, Clyde Mayor Jerry Walker said.

"On his way to church today, Walker said seeing the town clock really drove home finality of the tragedy. The clock should have been set back an hour to reflect a return to standard time.

"`He would have had that clock changed,` Walker said. `It just reminded me of how Charlie was. He was a great guy.`"

Source: Citizen-Times...

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pair Found Dead Of Gunshot Wounds

"CANOGA PARK, CA — Two people believed to be victims of a murder-suicide were found dead in a Canoga Park home, police said today.

"The pair were found about 3:15 p.m. Friday in a home in the 7100 block of Farralone Avenue, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department.

"`When officers arrived and entered the residence they found two victims with gunshot wounds,` Herrera said in a statement.

"Both victims died at the scene from their injuries.

"Preliminary reports indicate the two were dating, Herrera said. The killings appear to be a murder-suicide, she said.

"The names of the victims were withheld pending notification of kin, Herrera said."


Violent Argument Leads To Death Of Pair

"FLORENCE, SC — A Timmonsville man beat his girlfriend with his gun, before shooting her and then killing himself.

"Around 11:30 Friday night, Florence Police and the Florence Sheriff's Department responded to a call on East Sam Harrell Rd.

"Stephen Ramon Davis, 41 of Timmonsville, was at his sister's house in Florence with several other people, including friends and family.

"Later in the evening, Davis' girlfriend Shannon Hall Gomez, 32 of Leesville, came to the house.

"Witnesses told police the two started to argue, and it quickly escalated. Davis pulled out a gun and began hitting Gomez with it. He then shot her twice in the head.

"The other people in the house were trying to leave when Davis walked into the back room and shot himself.

"Florence Police Chief Anson Shells says based on witnesses and evidence at the scene, they can draw the conclusion that this is a murder/suicide. However, they will continue to investigate in order to make sure nothing is overlooked."


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friends Found Dead In Home

"JACKSONVILLE, FL — A young man and woman believed to be in their early 20s were found shot to death Friday afternoon at a home on Danhurst Way, Jacksonville police said.

"The unidentified woman’s mother came home about 4:15 p.m. to find the two bodies, police said. Both had apparent gunshot wounds.

"Homicide sergeant Jay Farhat said it appears to be a murder-suicide.

"`They are friends. We are not 100 percent sure whether they are boyfriend and girlfriend, but they have known each other for quite a while,` Farhat said.

"Police said a handgun was recovered at the scene.

"Covington Creek neighbor Edward Dillon said it was `very shocking` news in this close-knit community.

"`It makes you think that in this world all kinds of things can happen,` he said. `Today there are many troubled people out there.`"


Friday, November 2, 2012

Police Find No Signs Of Gunshot Wounds

"BINGHAMTON, NY — Two people were found dead Thursday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide at a residence on Liberty Street, city police Chief Joseph Zikuski said.

"Officers arrived at 124 Liberty St. after receiving a 911 call at 3:15 p.m., and investigators are still looking for answers, Zikuski said late Thursday.

"`There’s some indication there was violent behavior; there’s blood at the scene involving the female, so that’s why we’re calling the female the victim at this point,` Zikuski said. `We’re still in the preliminary stages of the investigation. We’re talking to people.`

"The 911 call was made after a member of the woman’s family arrived at the residence and found the man lying dead in the doorway, Zikuski said.

"Officers found the woman inside the two-story residence, along with a note apparently left by the man that indicated officers were dealing with a murder-suicide, Zikuski said.

"Zikuski wouldn’t elaborate on the relationship between the man and the woman. He also wouldn’t provide any information regarding their identities.

"An autopsy will be conducted in Onondaga County to determine the causes of death. There were no apparent signs of gunshot wounds, Zikuski said."



11/03/2012 — "He put a fear in everybody's hearts and souls..."

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Man, Woman, Dog Found Dead In Home

"LAGUNA BEACH, CA — A man is suspected of killing his wife and dog before committing suicide inside their home on La Mirada Street, authorities said.

"The 49-year-old man and his 47-year-old wife were found dead in their home after a co-worker went to check on them Wednesday night, officials said in a statement.

"The two were identified by coroner's officials as Michael and Mendy Brown.

"The couple were found by a co-worker of the husband after the man did not show up for work. The co-worker entered the house through an unlocked door and found the two and their dog downstairs in the house in the 800 block of La Mirada.

"The co-worker went to a neighbor's home and called police at 5:29 p.m.

"When police arrived, they found a handgun. Brown, his wife and dog appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.

"The incident is under investigation, but officers believe Michael Brown shot and killed his wife and dog before turning the weapon on himself."