Saturday, March 31, 2012
"COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A man and a woman were found dead Saturday afternoon after what police suspect was a murder-suicide in a home near The Broadmoor.
"Two of the couple’s relatives found the bodies just before 12:30 p.m. in the master bedroom of 20 Highland Street, behind the famed resort, said Colorado Springs police Sgt. Jerry Steckler. A handgun was found between the bodies, he said.
"Police are investigating the deaths as a possible murder-suicide, Steckler said.
"The man and the woman living in the house hadn’t been heard from since Thursday, and a relative had tried repeatedly to check on them. No one ever answered the door.
"Two relatives broke into the back door of the house Saturday and found the couple. Both had been shot in the head, Steckler said.
"A husband and wife who lived in the house were supposed to move out Saturday, said Barney Iuppa, who owns the house.
"Most of the belongings in the house were boxed up, Steckler said.
"`They were good tenants — never had any problems,` Iuppa said.
"Neighbors recalled seeing the couple host a garage sale earlier this month in anticipation of moving.
"They were `quiet` and generally `kept to themselves,` said Tom Music, who lives across the street.
"The coroner’s office will determine the cause and manner of death, police said."
From The Gazette...
"LIVERPOOL TOWNSHIP, OH — Liverpool Township police chief Charlie Burgess said the son of a Liverpool Township couple discovered his parents' bodies at a home along Anderson Boulevard in Liverpool Township around 6 p.m. Friday.
"`We have two victims inside that have apparent gunshot wounds and we're waiting for the coroner's office to complete their investigation,` said Burgess.
"Police said the husband and wife were groundskeepers at the Free Methodist Church Camp.
"Burgess said the couple died less than 24 hours before police got there.
"[Reporters] spoke with a resident who was still in shock.
"`It's going to be a little difficult. It will, just knowing that we never had any problems with them. I don't know the whole situation over there. It's a shock,` said Mike David.
"The names of the couple are Michael Wolfe Sr. and his wife karen wolfe.
The police chief says this appears to be a murder-suicide. But says they won't know for sure until they get a ruling from the coroner."
Friday, March 30, 2012
"UPPER MACUNGIE, PA — An elderly Pennsylvania man killed his wife then himself in what family members say was an act of `profound love` because of his wife's worsening dementia.
"Autopsies will be performed to determine the causes of the death for Charles Snelling and his wife, Adrienne, both 81. Their bodies were found Thursday inside their home in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. They had been married 61 years.
"Snelling was a prominent figure in local Republican politics and had served as the chairman of the authority that manages Reagan and Dulles airports in Washington, D.C.
"A statement released by the family says the couple struggled to manage the effects of Adrienne Snelling's Alzheimer's disease. The statement said the family is shocked by the deaths but comforted by the knowledge her husband acted out of `deep devotion.`"
UPDATE:03/30/2012 — Devotion turns into dementia...
"MANTECA, CA — It was a murder-suicide that killed the two men found in a trailer at a cattle ranch earlier this week, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office.
"Detectives determined the cause of death through several pieces of evidence, a news release says.
"Deputies still aren't sure what the relationship was between the victims.
"Investigators are still piecing together many other details.
"`Initially, information regarding gun involvement was reported, due to a bullet casing discovered near the victims,` the release says. `Detectives have determined that a gun was not involved, but a Captive Bolt Pistol that utilizes a cartridge similar to a bullet was used to complete the deaths.`
"The trailer is located at Riella Farms, near Manteca and French Camp.
"Both men were identified as employees of the ranch.
"The Sheriff's Department was called in to investigate the bodies about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday."
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
"PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — A husband and wife were found dead in their Port St. Lucie home Wednesday after an apparent murder-suicide, police said.
The bodies were found Wednesday morning inside a home in the 1200 block of Southwest Ingrassina Avenue.
"Port St. Lucie police said they received a call from the victim's relative saying Bernstein Noel, 59, claimed he shot his 48-year-old wife, Marie Noel.
"When officers arrived, nobody answered the door, so they entered the home and found the couple dead on the bed in the master bedroom. Police said they each had bullet wounds to their head.
"Family members said the couple was from Haiti and worked in the medical field.
"A motive for the apparent murder-suicide is unknown."
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
"EDWARDSVILLE, KS — Edwardsville police released the names this afternoon of two men found shot to death Monday afternoon in the western Wyandotte County community.
"David McKay, 43, lived at the home where the shootings occurred in the 500 block of High Street.
"Police identified the other man as 28-year-old Javreese Lockett. Police said he lived in the Kansas City area but a specific address was not available for him.
"Police were called to the house on a reported shooting about 4:20 p.m. Monday and found both men dead inside.
"A woman and a four-year-old boy were in the home at the time of the shooting but did not witness it, police said.
"No details were released about circumstances surrounding the shooting.
"In a Tuesday morning press release, Edwardsville Police Chief Mark Mathies said investigators believe the incident was a possible murder-suicide. But an official ruling will have to be made later by the Wyandotte County district attorney, according to investigators. They said no suspects were being sought."
From The Kansas City Star...
"ANNANDALE, VA — A man and his teenage daughter were found dead from gunshot wounds in what Fairfax County Police are calling a murder-suicide in Annandale, Va.
"Police say the bodies were found between midnight and 1:00 am Tuesday, inside an SUV parked on the driveway of a home on the 3800 block of Forest Grove Drive.
"According to a police spokesperson, the man was 40 years old and his daughter was 13 years old. They have not been identified yet.
"Police say the murder/suicide was domestic in nature and that there was no danger to the community."
Monday, March 26, 2012
"ATHENS, OH — A former Chillicothe couple was found dead in their Athens County home this morning following an apparent murder/suicide.
"Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly reported Robert T. Nusser, 68 and his wife, Paulette Nusser, 64, were found dead in their home around 9:35 a.m. today.
"The department received a call around 8:59 a.m. from a male resident at 10270 Alderman Road in Athens stating there had been a murder/suicide at his home and the caller stated `I’m the one who caused it.`
"Deputies entered the home at 9:35 a.m. and found Robert dead in a living room chair with a single gunshot wound and Paulette dead in a bed with a single gunshot wound.
"According to the Sheriff’s office, deputies had served the residents with an eviction notice on Feb. 25, informing them they would have to leave their home."
UPDATE:03/28/2012 — Couple's daughter "should have known" something was going to happen...
"TIFT COUNTY, GA — Agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Tift County deputies are on the scene of a double murder and suicide on Innis Road in Tift County.
"Three people are confirmed dead, including the person who they think murdered two people, who are relatives, and then killed himself about 6:00AM.
"A fourth person who survived multiple gunshots crawled to a neighbor's house and alerted 911.
"Authorities have closed both ends of Innis Road at this time. All the victims are adults."
UPDATE03/28/2012 — "She was very lucky to get away...normally they don't"
"NORTH HEIDELBERG TWP, PA — A woman in western Berks County set fire to her home killing herself in an apparent attempt to cover-up the beating death of her 11-year-old daughter, state police said.
"Donna Evans, 39, and her daughter, Madison, were pronounced dead at the home in North Heidelberg Township Sunday.
"The state police Major Case Team based in Reading is investigating the deaths.
"A news release said Donna Evans bludgeoned her daughter to death because she was distraught after `her paramour` ended their relationship.
"State police said Donna Evans first killed her daughter and then set fire to their home at 2331 Brownsville Drive, and the fire apparently killed her. The house is located outside of Robesonia about 12 miles northwest of Reading and about 45 miles southwest of Allentown.
"Autopsies are scheduled to confirm the cause and manner of their deaths, which state police have classified as a homicide and a suicide."
From The Morning Call...
"EAGLE POINT, OR — The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible murder suicide on the 2200 block of Butte Falls Highway.
"Deputies say the 911 call came in around 6 p.m.
"Investigators say the two dead are a male and a female. Carlson says the female died of a gun shot wound and the male died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Detectives are investigating it as a murder suicide.
"Carlson says the family told investigators the man and woman were boyfriend and girlfriend and had just broken up.
"The Sheriff's Department believes the man is from Eureka, California. The female lived on the property where the bodies were found. Investigators do not think anyone else was in the home when the two died.
"Carlson says the female's family has told detectives that they did not know of any problems between the two prior to the recent break-up or after, until now.
"Investigators believe the male was a firefighter in Eureka. No names or ages have been released."
Sunday, March 25, 2012
"DES MOINES, IA — Police say a young Iowa mother was upset about custody arrangements a day before killing her 2-year-old son and herself.
"Indianola and Des Moines police held a joint news conference Sunday about the deaths of 23-year-old Kelli Sly and her son, Gavin.
"Police say Sly killed Gavin inside their Indianola apartment sometime Sunday morning.
"Then Sly drove about 20 miles north to Des Moines where she crashed her vehicle into a bridge pillar and died. The crash happened around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, and Gavin Sly's body was found about a half hour later.
"Indianola police say officers spoke to Kelli Sly Saturday because she violated a court order by contacting her estranged husband. Sly's husband said then he worried she would hurt herself, but Sly denied being suicidal on Saturday."
UPDATE:03/28/2012 — Iowa mom struggled with depression, bipolar disorder...
"MONROE, NC — Monroe police were investigating a possible murder-suicide this weekend after an elderly couple was found fatally shot in their home.
"The shootings occurred at a home on 1234 Rosa Drive in Monroe early Saturday. The deceased were identified as 70-year-old Charles Frech and his wife, Martha, 65.
"Monroe police declined comment on Sunday, saying further details would be released on Monday.
"[It was reported] police found notes written by Charles Frech in which the man said he’d `shot the love of his life.` He then allegedly turned the gun on himself."
Saturday, March 24, 2012
"MARCELINE, MO — An argument outside the OK Tavern in Marceline has led to the death of two men.
"Just before one a.m. Saturday morning, Marceline police responded to a shooting, which occurred on the 100 block of East Howell Street. When they arrived, they found 27-year-old Robert Brandon Niemeier, of Marceline, lying on the ground adjacent to the Dollar General Store parking lot, surrounded by several people. Niemeier was transported to Pershing Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
"Marceline Police Chief Tom Bendure said Niemeier was shot twice-once in the thigh and once in the chest. The weapon used in the shooting was a semi-automatic handgun.
"Bendure said the shooter fled the scene, and ran across the railroad tracks to his home on the 200 block of East Howell Street. When officers carried out a search warrant at the home around 8 a.m. Saturday, they found the suspect dead inside. He is identified as Justin Tyler McDowell, 27, of Marceline. Investigators said he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound."
Friday, March 23, 2012
***** RETRACTED 03/26/2012 *****
"SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Five homicide victims have been found in a home a block from City College of San Francisco, according to police.
"Police were called to the home on the first block of Howth Street in the city’s Ingleside District at 7:47 a.m., police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.
"At a press conference Friday morning, Police Chief Greg Suhr said a female family member entered a home and found a man dead at the door, one of five homicide victims—three women and two men—found throughout the house.
"Some of the victims had gunshot wounds, but the cause of the death for all the victims was not yet clear, said Suhr.
"All the victims appeared to be of Asian descent and all apparently lived in the home. Investigators believe are all related, but it had not been confirmed, said Suhr.
"A suspect was not immediately identified, and investigators had yet to eliminate the possibility that it was a murder-suicide.
"Suhr sought to assure the public that it appeared the crime was specific to the home and the area remained a safe residential neighborhood. Still, police were canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses.
"`We don’t believe we have a manhunt on our hands at this time,` said police Cmdr. Lyn Tomioka.
"The medical examiner, homicide investigators, crime scene investigators and officials from the district attorney’s office were at the scene as of 11:15 a.m.
"Tomioka said the crime scene is complex and that `it will be a slow process with that many victims.`"
From CBS San Francisco...
UPDATE:03/24/2012 — Killings may have been targeted attack over gambling debts...
03/26/2012 — Suspect arrested in killing of five...
"RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA — Gunshots killed a husband and wife whose bodies were found Thursday in Rancho Cucamonga where sheriff’s officials are investigating the case as a murder-suicide.
"Reports of gunfire at 3:34 a.m. Thursday led deputies to 8384 Via Ladera, just south of 16th Street and north of Redhill Country Club.
"Dead of multiple gunshots is 42-year-old Phyllis Harrington of Rancho Cucamonga. Dead of a single gunshot is 50-year-old Walter Jenkins.
"`Detectives have determined that ... Jenkins shot his wife, Phyllis, and then shot himself,` investigators said in a written statement that provided no motive or other details."
Source: The Press-Enterprise...
"FRESNO, CA — Two men died Thursday night in a murder-suicide that was sparked by a long-standing dispute over one man's dog getting into the other man's yard at their northwest Fresno condominium complex.
"Frank Cardoza, 59, was shot dead near his condo at the gated Bullard West complex around 5:30 p.m., Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
"The gunman, Dan Andersen, 74, was found dead in his car near a River Park eatery barely an hour later. He shot himself as police closed in, Dyer said.
"The dog, which might have been a collie, had gone into Andersen's yard many times, upsetting him greatly, the chief said.
"`This is a tragedy that doesn't make any sense,` Dyer said.
"The dispute had been going on for about five years and escalated Thursday afternoon into a physical altercation in Cardoza's yard, Dyer said.
"Cardoza tried to end the fight by pinning Andersen to the ground and attempting to calm him down. Andersen seemed to settle down and went to his home but returned with a gun, the chief said.
"When Cardoza went outside his condo, Andersen shot him in the leg, prompting Cardoza's wife to open their front door. Cardoza told her to close the door and stay inside. Andersen then shot Cardoza in the back of the head, Dyer said. Cardoza was apparently shot three times. It was unclear where the third shot hit. Police found him dead in front of his condo.
"Andersen then drove off in a maroon Acura but was tracked by police to River Park, where they found him near Romano's Macaroni Grill and tried to block him in, Dyer said.
"As officers converged, Andersen put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger, Dyer said."
"HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI — Detectives in Ottawa County say a man separated from his wife came over to a relatives house where she was staying this evening and shot her in the chest before turning the gun on himself.
"The murder-suicide took place at 10502 Adams Street in Holland Township shortly before 7 p.m.
"According to Ottawa County Lt. Mark Bennett, a 34-year-old man from Allegan County shot his 32-year-old wife in the chest with a rifle that police found in his possession when they arrived.
"The couple had been separated for about four months and she had taken their child to live with her mother, who lives in the home where the incident took place. Their 5-year-old child was in the home when the incident happened.
"Bennett said it was not unusual for the man to come by the house. The couple had lived in Allegan County before the separation and police there are headed to that home, where the man lived.
"It's not clear yet whether there were any personal protection orders involved in the separation, Bennett said.
"The woman was taken to Holland Hospital where she died about 9 p.m. The man died instantly from his wounds on the scene."
Thursday, March 22, 2012
"LEESVILLE, LA — Sheriff Sam Craft reports a call on March 21, 2012 at approximately 11:20 p.m. Vernon Parish Deputies responded to a call at a residence on 650 Stanley Road in Leesville, La.
"Upon arrival at the scene deputies were advised by a family member that he had stopped by to visit with Christopher E. Gavin, 52, and had been unable to get anyone to respond when he knocked on the door.
"The family member knew that Mr. Gavin was supposed to be home and upon looking through a window saw the Gavin's young child in the living room of the residence unattended. Upon seeing this, the family member went back to the front door, discovered the door unlocked, entered the residence and discovered that Christopher Gavin had apparently hanged himself.
"Upon this discovery the family member had taken the child out of the residence and waited for the arrival of Deputies.
"Upon receiving this information Deputies entered the residence and confirmed the discovery. VPSO detectives responded to the scene and during the processing of the scene discovered a second body in the garage of the residence.
"The second body was that of Tamara R. Gavin, 33, the wife of Christopher Gavin. Evidence at the scene indicated that the Christopher Gavin and Tamara Gavin were involved in a domestic dispute at which time Mrs. Gavin was killed. Sometime later Christopher Gavin took his own life.
"Both bodies were sent to the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport for autopsies and the investigation into this incident is continuing at this time."
"CENTRAL, UT — Three people were shot to death Thursday in a residence in the small southern Utah town of Central in what police are calling an apparent murder/suicide.
"Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher said a family member found the gunshot victims inside a single-story ranch-style home at 176 E. Valley View Road.
"The decedents are a 24-year-old male, a 25-year-old female and a juvenile female, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
"Preliminary investigation indicates the three were living together in a domestic relationship, the news release states.
"Asked by news reporters about a motive for the shootings, Pulsipher said: `We’re still just trying to figure it out.`"
From The Salt Lake Tribune...
UPDATE:03/26/2012 — Killer also tortured pet dog...
"JESUP, IA — A family member of a young Evansdale woman who was shot and killed in Jesup Wednesday night has identified the attacker as a local doctor.
"Lindsey Nichols knew Dr. Timothy Roses, a Texas radiologist, through Covenant Medical Center where she had studied radiology, said John Brandenburg, an uncle of Nichols.
"Brandenburg said Roses had followed Nichols to a Jesup address Wednesday and then shot her and himself.
"As of Thursday morning, autopsy results were pending, and Buchanan County authorities would only say they were investigating a shooting that killed two people. They said there was no continuing threat to the public.
"Covenant officials didn’t immediately comment.
"Nichols, a 2008 Waterloo East High graduate, had worked at a Menards home improvement store in Waterloo.
"`She was the sweetest girl I ever met,` Brandenburg said."
UPDATE:03/23/2012 — New boyfriend witnessed killings, called 911...
03/24/2012 — Shooting had Facebook angle...
"PHILADELPHIA, PA — A man and a woman were found dead in their Overbrook rowhouse Wednesday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said.
"`They had just gotten back together,` a family friend, who asked not to be identified, said as relatives embraced outside the house on Wyndale Avenue near 57th Street. `It's unbelievable, because I thought everything was going great.`
"Family friends said the couple, whom police did not identify, had three children. Police said a daughter found them dead in a second-floor bedroom. The woman, 56, had been shot in the face, and the man, 57, had been shot in the torso, police said. Both were pronounced dead in the house at 1 p.m.
"Police said no note was found, but a firearm was recovered."
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
"BRENTWOOD, CA — A man and woman were fatally shot at a home in Brentwood Wednesday afternoon in what may have been a murder-suicide, a police lieutenant said.
"Police responded to reports of a shooting at 2:50 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of Finn Way and found a man and woman who appeared to be in their 40s.
"Both had suffered gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene, police Lt. Tom Hansen said.
"Hansen said that while the deaths may have been a murder-suicide, police are officially investigating the case as a double homicide, although at this time they do not believe anyone else was involved.
"`We're not ruling anything out,` he said.
"[It was reported] the victims were a couple and that the shooting was reported by the victims' teen-aged daughter, who was at home at the time."
"WEST JORDAN, UT — A quiet West Jordan neighborhood was left stunned Wednesday following an attempted murder- suicide of a mother and her 18-year-old daughter.
"The daughter was killed in the double shooting at 8366 S. Bard Lane (1320 West), West Jordan Police Sgt. Drew Sanders said. The girl's mother was transported by ambulance in `very serious` condition with a gunshot wound to her head.
"Police said the woman drove down the street and began honking her car horn at the home of a neighbor around 10:50 a.m.
"`She was covered in blood and said she'd shot herself and her daughter,` Sanders said.
"The woman asked her neighbor to call 911 and then drove back to her home, where police found her in the car in her driveway. Sanders said she had a bullet wound to her head and it is unclear if she will live.
"`I don't know,` he said. `People do survive (those injuries).`
"Police obtained a search warrant about 2 p.m. and entered the home, which is being treated as a crime scene. The two women were believed to be the only people in the home at the time of the shooting.
"It is unclear if anyone else lives there.
"Sanders said the motive for the shooting was unclear. Police identified the handgun they believe was used in the shooting."
UPDATE03/30/2012 — Killer claims "suicide pact"...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — A man allegedly killed an elderly woman and then attempted to kill himself inside their Lawrenceville home early Monday evening, police said.
"Officers discovered the deadly scene while conducting a welfare check. But it was unclear early Tuesday morning who requested the welfare check and what prompted the killing.
"About 4:30 p.m., Gwinnett County police officers responded to 2674 Summerfield Way after someone requested a welfare check on the residents, spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said.
"`Officers observed two vehicles in the garage and made entry into the home to check on the welfare of the residents,` Cpl. Ritter said. `Upon entry they discovered a deceased white female in her mid to late 60’s and a white male in his early 70’s that was in immediate distress.`
"The man was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition."
Monday, March 19, 2012
"SALEM, MA — A Salem, Mass. mother has pleaded guilty to numerous charges after allegedly slicing the throats of her two children and setting their apartment on fire.
"Tanicia Goodwin, 25, has been charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and arson.
"`A firefighter crawled into a hallway which was off of the main living room and found the defendant's 8-year-old son,` said a prosecutor. `He had a deep laceration going across his neck from one side to the other... In the meantime, the defendant had walked to the Salem Police Department. She entered, she smashed a glass display case in the lobby. Police found her sitting on the floor. Her shirt and pants had red liquid stains on them, believed to be blood. Her pants smelled of lighter fluid and she appeared to have soot on her hands. The defendant repeated numerous times 'I did what I had to do to protect my children, I'm sorry.'`
"Goodwin was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing scheduled for March 26.
"Her 8-year-old son underwent surgery at Children's Hopital Boston Sunday evening and is listed in critical condition. Her 3-year-old daughter is undergoing surgery Monday and is also in critical condition."
"PEKIN, IL — A man apparently killed a woman and then himself in a case of murder-suicide that police discovered late Monday morning in a home at 1800 Fawnridge Lane in the city’s far south side.
"Although police were still piecing details of the scene together, they said the body of the woman, apparently the home’s resident, was found near the front door of the one-story ranch-style home and that of the man, reportedly her husband, was about 10 feet behind hers. A handgun was laying between his legs, police said.
"The bodies were discovered at about 11:30 a.m. when relatives of the woman came to the house after not being able to contact her, looked through the front door’s window and saw the man on the floor, police Public Information Officer Don Jolly said.
"The victims’ identities were expected to be released later today, he said. Although murder-suicide was not yet confirmed, Jolly said no one is being sought in the case."
UPDATE:05/01/2012 — Killer liked to shoot his gun through walls of his home...
"CHARLOTTE, NC — A woman is fighting for her life Monday after being shot Sunday evening in what police say was an attempted murder-suicide in northeast Charlotte.
"The man who police say shot the woman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say. Authorities say the shooting was a case of domestic violence.
"Authorities were called about 8 p.m. to the 5600 block of Sharon Pointe Road after a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. The location is off North Sharon Amity Road, between Kimmerly Glen and Milton roads.
"Police found the man and the woman inside an apartment, each suffering from gunshot wounds. The woman was rushed by Medic to Carolinas Medical Center, where she remained in critical condition Monday.
"The names of the victims have not been released."
Sunday, March 18, 2012
"SACRAMENTO, CA — On March 18, 2012, at 12:10 a.m., police responded to the 1600 block of Meadowview Road regarding a shooting at a home. Upon arrival, police located two victims who had suffered gunshot wounds. A female black in her late 20s was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second victim, a male, Black in his early 20s was shot in the lower body with non-life threatening injuries.
"The suspect was known to the victims and a description of him and his vehicle were provided to police. Several minutes later the suspect was located driving just outside of the city limits in Elk Grove. Officers from both the Sacramento Police Department and the Elk Grove Police Department stopped the vehicle at Franklin Boulevard and Sims Road. Before officers approached, the suspect fatally shot himself while seated inside his car.
"The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to investigate. It was later determined that the victims were in a dating relationship and the suspect was the female's estranged husband."
From Sacramento Today...
"JACKSONVILLE, FL — A man and woman found dead in a locked Jacksonville apartment Sunday may have died in a murder-suicide, police said.
"Names of the victims have not been released because next of kin had not been notified following the discovery about 4:50 p.m. when police broke into the apartment at 4570 Park Street, just west of Roosevelt Boulevard.
"The pair had not been seen for four to seven days and decomposition had begun, said homicide Sgt. Lonnie Mills of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. He said the woman had been ill, possibly with cancer.
"Police were called by the landlord because they had not been seen."
UPDATE:03/18/2012 Double suicide?
"BOURBON, MO — A woman and three children were found shot to death in a remote area along a gravel road on the property of Blue Springs Ranch & Resort in Bourbon, Missouri.
"Investigators believe this is a triple murder-suicide. Crawford County Sheriff Randy E. Martin says each victim sustained one gunshot wound and the weapon, a handgun, was found close to the bodies.
"The sheriff says the victims were not guests at the ranch. Their names, ages, genders, and race are not being released, but the sheriff says they were not from the Crawford County vicinity.
"Sheriff Martin was asked if the victims are a mother and her three children.
"`Like I said we're trying to get some people out here to make a positive identification and we can release some names and more information, but at this time, we don't know that for a fact.`
"Martin did say investigators do not believe anyone else was involved in the incident.
"`We're not looking for anybody at this time,` he said.
"Asked if he believes the woman shot the three children and then herself, Sheriff Martin said, `We don't know for sure, but it kind of appears it could be that way. But again the investigation is still kind of early.`
"Sheriff Martin said investigators believe the bodies had been there for `hours,` and were likely shot Saturday morning. He said the woman's vehicle was found in the vicinity.
"The bodies were found by a guest at the ranch/resort.
"Asked if he did not know the identification of the adult female, or if he was just not yet releasing it, Sheriff Martin said, `There was identification with the body, yes.`"
UPDATE:03/19/2012 — "She was a very busy mom. Those kids were her life..."
Saturday, March 17, 2012
"GLENDALE, AZ — Police are investigating three deaths at a Glendale home as a possible murder-suicide.
"Officer Tracey Breeden with the Glendale Police Department said shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a 911 call from a woman who said she returned home from work to find her husband and two children deceased in the home. Breeden said they were confirmed dead by fire officials once they arrived to the home in the 8700 block of West Morten.
"They suspect this is a murder-suicide situation and are not looking for suspects. They said there did not appear to be any forced entry inside the home either.
"While police are not releasing the exact ages of those involved, Breeden [said] the children are under 5 years old and the woman's husband was in his late 20s. All three were found at a similar location inside the home.
"Breeden said detectives have not released their cause of death. She said information related to their personal situation was not available at this time."
Thursday, March 15, 2012
"GILROY, CA — A U.S. military veteran murdered his 11-year-old sister before killing himself in Gilroy, police said Thursday.
"Abel Gutierrez, 27, was the gunman in a murder-suicide that happened at 9 p.m. Wednesday inside an apartment on the 9000 block of Kern Avenue, police Sgt. Chad Gallacinao said.
"Police are urgently asking for the public's help in finding a 52-year-old Gilroy woman who they believe is either critically injured or already dead.
"Martha Gutierrez is missing and likely needs immediate medical attention, Gallacinao said Thursday afternoon.
"Abel Gutierrez was a U.S. military veteran who had been suffering from post traumatic stress disorder since returning home from a war zone, family members said.
"Gilroy police said they had been called to the family's home several times in the past. The Gilroy Police Department had been working with the veteran's family and the Office of Veterans Affairs to get him help and treatment for PTSD.
"On Wednesday night, Abel Gutierrez shot his 11-year-old sister in the head before turning the gun on himself, Gallacinao said. The Gilroy Dispatch newspaper said the girl was a student at South Valley Middle School.
"`There was forensic evidence located at the scene to suggest that Martha Gutierrez is critically injured or deceased,` Gallacinao said. `Detectives have been unable to locate Martha Gutierrez and are requesting the public’s help to determine her whereabouts.`"
UPDATE:03/22/2012 — Missing woman found dead...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
"KANSAS CITY, MO — A young couple’s troubled marriage came to a bloody, violent end Tuesday with their three young sons as witnesses.
"Jedidiah and Alyshia Alexander died of gunshot wounds in what appeared to be a murder-suicide as they sat in a car outside his mother’s house in the 2600 block of Cypress Avenue, Kansas City police said Wednesday.
"The couple’s sons—aged 1, 2 and 3—were in the car’s back seat. The boys were not injured physically and are being cared for by relatives, police said.
"Police said they are waiting for the medical examiner’s ruling before releasing final results of the investigation."
From The Kansas City Star...
"LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ — A man was dead and a woman was badly injured in what Gloucester County officials believe was an attempted murder-suicide early Wednesday.
"Authorities were called to the house on the 100 block of Barker Avenue in Logan Township around 1:50 a.m., according to Logan Township Police.
"They found a 48-year-old man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and his 47-year-old girlfriend suffering from gunshot wound to the head, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office.
"The woman was rushed to Crozer Chester Medical Center where she was listed in critical but stable condition late Wednesday morning, according to authorities.
"It was unclear what led to the shooting in the living room of the home the couple moved into about a year ago but prosecutors say it appears to be an attempted murder-suicide. There is no history of violence at the home and police say they had never been to the home before."
"OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma City police say three bodies found in a home Tuesday evening are those of a husband, wife and child.
"According to police, Juan De Los Santos, 43, shot his wife, Claudia Aguilar, 35, and daughter, Evelyn De Los Santos, 5, before turning the gun on himself.
"Officers said they were called to 1925 NW 15th at just before 6 p.m. Tuesday regarding a shooting. When police arrived, they said they found the bodies of De Los Santos, Aguilar, and Evelyn.
"Investigators said De Los Santos and Aguilar had recently been going through a divorce. According to police, De Los Santos and Aguilar began arguing Tuesday afternoon. Police said at some point during the argument De Los Santos shot and killed his wife and their child before turning the gun on himself. All three were pronounced dead at the scene."
"KENSINGTON, MD — The man police say killed his wife and dumped her body on a busy Montgomery County street has taken his own life. As recently as Saturday, 36-year-old Heather Lynn McGuire of Rockville, Md. told police she feared for her life.
"Tuesday morning, McGuire shot in the head on Connecticut Avenue and Knowles Street. [It was] reported that a woman was trying to get out of a van, but a male driver pulled her back in, shot her, pushed her out onto the street, and sped away. A witness says that the woman was screaming for help and already covered in blood when the driver pulled her back into the van and shot her.
"Police received multiple calls came into the Montgomery County 911 center to report the shooting in the area around 9:39 a.m. Tuesday. Officers arrived at the scene and shut down Connecticut Avenue in both directions while they searched for a suspect.
"Police put a lookout for a green or gray minivan last seen headed southbound on Connecticut Avenue.
"They later identified the suspect as 51-year-old Philip Joseph Gilberti, and believed he may be on foot and be carrying a firearm. They released a description of him as a man approximately 6 feet tall, 250 pounds, and last seen wearing a red shirt, dark jeans, dark boots and carrying a dark duffle bag.
"A tip on Tuesday evening led police to the College Gardens area of Rockville. Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger told 9News Now that after police zeroed in on the Rockville house where they believed Gilberti was inside, they heard a gunshot. They later entered the home to find Gilberti dead from an apparent gunshot wound."
UPDATE:03/14/2012 — Computer "glitch" may have put killer on the street...
"LIVONIA, MI — Police in Livonia are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of a couple found dead in their home Tuesday night.
"Officers were checking on the couple in the 14000 block of Country Club Drive at 7:50 p.m. when they saw one of the pair lying unresponsive on the floor inside the home, according to investigators. When officers went inside, they discovered the 52-year-old woman and 65-year-old man dead from gunshot wounds. The gun was recovered at the scene, according to police.
"Investigators were not releasing the couple's name this morning pending notification of family. The investigation is continuing, but police believe the situation was a murder suicide, according to a statement released early today. Investigators did not say who they believe used the gun."
Source: Detroit Free Press...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
"MCCONE COUNTY, MT — Officials in eastern Montana have found a Fairview man and his 3-year-old son shot to death, the victims of an apparent murder-suicide.
"The McCone County sheriff's office issued a press release Tuesday reporting 33-year-old Rick Haber of Fairview and his son were found Monday morning on a rural road.
"An attempt to locate bulletin had been issued for Haber and his son on Sunday when Haber failed to show up for a custody exchange in Great Falls.
"Officials say Haber and his son were last seen by Haber's grandparents when they left the grandparents' home Sunday afternoon."
"NOGALES, AZ — Police have identified the victim of a homicide Sunday in Nogales as 24-year-old Katie Lynn Lemar.
"Lemar was found dead in a burning home on N. Highland Drive Sunday morning. The Nogales Police Department said Tuesday that an autopsy showed she died from asphyxiation.
"Lemar’s husband, 56-year-old Timothy Allen Lemar, was found alive in the same home and was flown to a Tucson hospital with self-inflicted injuries. He was in a medically induced coma as of Monday morning, NPD said.
"He is suspected of murdering his wife before trying to commit suicide by slashing his arm and chest.
"Police say that at the time of her death, Katie Lynn Lemar was living alone in a Highland Drive residence operated by The Living Center, an organization that serves people recovering from drug and alcohol dependency."
From Nogales International...
"ST JAMES, NY — Detectives believe a St. James mother was stabbed to death by the father of her 13-month-old child, police say.
"Around 9 a.m., James Schultz, 31, shot and killed himself inside the Loret Lane home he shares with his parents in East Northport, police say. Schultz had just returned from picking up his 13-month-old son from the child’s mother, Kathrine Farrell.
"Police went to the Hill Road residence of Farrell in St. James after learning the 23-year-old did not show for work. Farrell was found stabbed to death inside the home.
"Detectives believe Schultz killed her after picking up the child earlier that morning."
"FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ — Maricopa County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a possible murder-suicide after finding two bodies in a Fountain Hills home Monday morning.
"Around 8 a.m., deputies responded to a home near El Lago and Mimosa drives and found a man and woman who died of apparent gunshot injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office.
"Their identities were not released.
"The investigation is ongoing, but detectives believe the incident is a murder-suicide and have no other suspects, officials said."
Monday, March 12, 2012
"LAWNDALE, CA — In what authorities said might be a murder-suicide, a man and woman were found shot to death today inside a Lawndale apartment after relatives asked sheriff's deputies to check on their welfare.
"Coroner's Office Assistant Chief Investigator Ed Winter said the Sheriff's Department reported the death as a possible homicide-suicide, but that has not been confirmed.
"The bodies were discovered about 9:45 a.m. in an apartment in the 14600 block of Eastwood Avenue, sheriff's Lt. Matthew Burson said.
"Relatives who had not heard from the male resident for a few days asked deputies to check on him. His relationship to the woman was not immediately known, Burson said.
Three people believed to be family members or friends stood on the street outside the apartment Monday but declined to talk.
"Names of the victims were not immediately released. Both were believed to be in their 30s."
Source: Contra Costa Times...
"OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Police are calling to death of an Oklahoma City couple Saturday a murder-suicide.
"Police say at they were called to 12520 Williamsport Avenue at 7 p.m. Saturday to check on the residents. When officers arrived they said they discovered the bodies of Baanh Dinh and Priscilla Dinh, both 24-years-old.
"According to police, evidence at the scene showed that Baanh Dinh shot his wife Priscilla Dinh and then turned the gun on himself.
"Neighbors said they can't think of anything out of the ordinary that happened at this home recently and they were stunned to see police and homicide detectives.
"`I was shocked and kind of surprised seeing the fire department and police officers and everything out there. I was trying to figure out what was going on, mainly because we never have any kind of issues out here,` neighbor Dhaufir Abdullah said."
Saturday, March 10, 2012
"PHILADELPHIA, PA — A man and woman are dead in what police think is the result of a murder-suicide that took place on the baseball field of the Lawncrest Recreation Center shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday.
"According to police, a 31-year-old man shot a 28-year-old woman in the chest before turning the gun on himself. The two have not been identified.
"Medics responded to the center, located at 5921 Rising Sun Ave., and pronounced them both dead at the scene at 6:55 p.m.
"Police recovered the firearm used in the killings from the scene."
"KINGWOOD, NJ — The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office and state police are investigating the discovery of three bodies found at a rural home this morning.
"Several people familiar with the investigation said the scene is being investigated as a murder-suicide.
"County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III, who would only say the home at 471 Barbertown-Point Breeze Road is being treated as an active crime scene, said police received a call from an unidentified person who reported the discovery of a body.
"`We are working to identify what exactly occurred in this home and assure the community that the situation is under-control,` Kearns said.
"New Jersey State Troopers from Kingswood responded and found the bodies of three individuals. Kearns said the area has been secured and there is no danger to the community while an investigation by the prosecutor's office and the New Jersey State Police Major Crimes Unit continues."
UPDATE:04/11/2012 — Drug use suspected as motivating factor...
Friday, March 9, 2012
"ORANGE PARK, FL — Two people are dead and another is in the hospital following a shooting in the Sweetbriar subdivision in the Argyle area.
"According to Lt. Craig Aldrich with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, Cynthia and David Hayes, a couple living in a home in the 400 block of Thornberry Drive, have been in the middle of a divorce.
"Mrs. Hayes had an order of protection against Mr. Hayes, but that order ran out last month. When Mrs. Hayes attempted to remove some items from the house Friday evening, investigators said she thought she would be alone.
"But detectives said Mr. Hayes was home when she arrived and the couple argued before Mrs. Hayes ran into a neighbor's house.
"That did not deter Mr. Hayes, whom deputies said followed his wife into the neighbor's house before shooting and killing her.
"`I begged him to put the gun down, that I have a kid, and he was totally blank. He had no expression, he said nothing,` said Renee Wallace, a neighbor who saw Hayes with the gun.
"Officers said David Hayes shot a second woman at some point prior to shooting his wife, and a witness found the woman in the couple's front yard. That woman is now in very critical condition at Orange Park Medical Center where she was taken for surgery. Deputies have not yet identified her or said how she knows the couple.
"`I don't want to get in to that, that's a little deep in to the investigation,` said Lt. Craig Alrich.
"After shooting his wife and the second woman, David Hayes went into his own home where investigators said he tried to shoot and kill himself. He was initially unsuccessful but CCSO spokesperson Mary Justino said he later died in the hospital."
"SAN ANTONIO, TX — A woman was killed and a 1-year-old boy was seriously injured today by a man who barricaded himself inside a Northeast Bexar County home and shot himself after a neighbor confronted him, authorities said.
"Bexar County sheriff's Lt. Martin Molina said the shooter was found dead from a gunshot wound after a SWAT team forced its way into the home in the 6900 block of Old Ham Drive, just east of Windcrest.
"The shooter is believed to be in his early 20s.
"Molina said a neighbor called 911 just after noon and reported seeing a man shoot the woman with a handgun in the frontyard of a single-story duplex. The caller told deputies he took his own weapon to confront the man, who ran into the home and barricaded himself inside, Molina said.
"When deputies arrived, they found the woman and the boy lying in the front yard.
"Witnesses told authorities the woman had been holding the boy when the man starting firing at her.
"Molina said authorities hadn't confirmed if the child was the woman's son.
"The woman, in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, shot multiple times in the upper body.
"The baby was taken to University Hospital and was in surgery with a head wound, Molina said. However, he said it wasn't immediately clear if the baby had been shot or was injured by falling to the ground.
"`We're hoping that the 1-year-old survives,` Molina said."
"PALMETTO, FL — At approximately 7:20p.m. Manatee County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Skyway Memorial Cemetery in reference to a suicide.
"A witness was at the scene and saw Charles Baker commit suicide by self inflicted gunshot wound. While responding to the cemetery an assault call was dispatched at 1015 69 st ct east Rubonia. After the initial investigation, it was determined the assault victim was shot in the head.
"While detectives were in route to the suicide, it was determined the two calls were related and that Baker was possibly the suspect who shot Kevin Parrillo. It was later determined that Baker did in fact shoot Parrillo before ending his own life. The two subjects were known to each other and detectives continue to investigate a motive in the shooting."
UPDATE03/09/2012 — "You never know what people are going through..."
"LAWRENCEBURG, KY — A Lawrenceburg has been arrested in connection with the killing of his wife.
"Timothy Branson, 48, of was charged with killing 50-year-old Modena Branson.
"On Monday afternoon, police were called to the couple's home on Ballard Road.
"Modena Branson was found dead at the scene, and Timothy Branson was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital with a gunshot wound.
"Investigators said he shot his wife before shooting himself.
"Branson was arrested when he was released from the hospital Thursday.
"He is being held at the Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange on a $1 million bond."
Thursday, March 8, 2012
"GRANITE CITY, IL — A domestic dispute turned violent overnight and now police in Granite City are looking for answers. Police say it appears a man shot his wife multiple times and then turned the gun on himself.
"It happened on the 2500 block of Jerden Avenue in Granite City just before 1 a.m. Police were still on the scene around 5 a.m. investigating. Authorities say the 50 year old woman called 911 after being shot in a vehicle outside her home. She told police her husband did it. She was taken to Gateway Regional Medical Center.
"Police then found out the suspect, a 62 year old man went into a home on Jerden. Police set up outside the home with their guns drawn. A short time later, a resident of the home who was not the shooter, came out and told police the suspect had shot himself.
"Officers rushed in and found the man with a gunshot wound to the head. Both the woman and her husband were transferred to a St. Louis hospital. Investigators say she is in stable condition and the suspect is in critical condition.
"Their names have not yet been released."
From FOX 2 St. Louis...
UPDATE:03/08/2012 — Shooter dies in hospital...
"LUVERNE, AL - Crenshaw County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating an apparent murder-suicide case from the weekend.
"Police say the deaths occurred at a home on South Gravel Drive Saturday just outside the city limits of Luverne.
"Details are limited, but authorities say the deaths are linked to a domestic dispute between a man and woman.
"The dispute escalated to violence, at which point shots were fired.
"No other information is being released at this time."
"INDIAN WELLS, CA — A man shot his girlfriend while he committed suicide this morning in Indian Wells, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's department.
"Sheriff's deputies found the dead man about 2:50 a.m. in the 75-600 block of Vista Del Rey.
"The woman was treated at a local hospital and later released, according to the sheriff's department.
"Investigators have not released the name of the man or woman.
"Anyone with information may call the sheriff's department."
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
"SUNNYVALE, CA — A Sunnyvale mother fatally shot her disabled adult son Tuesday night before turning her gun on herself, authorities said.
"The bodies of the mother, who was in her 50s, and her 22-year-old son were found in a home on the 800 block of Nectarine Avenue shortly before 7:45 p.m., said Capt. Dave Verbrugge of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.
"The son suffered from an unspecified medical condition that required his mother to take care of him, Verbrugge said. Their names have not been released.
"Officers interviewed a resident of the home but provided no further details on the circumstances leading up to the shooting."
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
"SMITHFIELD, OH — The Jefferson County sheriff said an elderly couple is dead after an apparent murder-suicide.
"The man and woman, who were both in their 80s, died from gunshot wounds at their home on County Road 15 in Smithfield.
"Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the couple was well-known in their neighborhood. Neighbors called police around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, and reported that neither the man or woman had come in our out of their home since Sunday night. A deputy who responded to check on the couple found their bodies.
"`Whenever you go into a home like this, you always look for the worst: Are they both deceased? Did they die a natural death? Carbon monoxide poisoning? We don't know. But when he walked in here, he found a homicide-suicide situation,` Abdalla said."
"JACKSONVILLE, FL — Two people have been shot and killed at Episcopal High School, according to Tom Francis of the Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department.
"According to First Coast News sources Head of School Dale Regan is one of those killed.
"The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports the situation is under control and there no suspects.
"Melissa Bujeda, Public Information Officer for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, said there were no students killed or injured. Bujeda said that right now it appears to be a murder-suicide.
"After lunch an employee of the school who had been fired earlier in the day returned to Episcopal's campus, according to JSO Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt. The teacher had an assault rifle hidden in a guitar case, Senterfitt said.
"The former employee shot and killed the head master, Dale Regan, and then turned the gun on himself. The fired teacher has not been identified pending notification of next of kin."
"MONTEBELLO, CA — Homicide detectives are investigating the strangling death of a woman that may have been part of a murder-suicide attempt at a Montebello senior living complex.
"Montebello police first responded to a rescue call about 11 a.m. Monday at the Montebello Senior Villas complex on 2051 W. Whittier Boulevard.
"Officers arrived to see firefighters try unsuccessfully to resuscitate a 63-year-old woman.
"Paramedics later pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
"She appeared to be strangled, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
"The woman's 72-year-old husband was also at the scene, according to the news release.
"Paramedics treated him for self-inflicted stab wounds before rushing him to a hospital in critical condition.
"If the man survives his wounds, he will be arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife."
Monday, March 5, 2012
"SAN MARCOS, CA — A man and his girlfriend were found dead in their San Marcos home in the early morning hours Monday.
"Homicide detectives responded to the home on the 100 block of Valpreda Rd. near the 78 freeway after someone inside the home reported hearing gunshots, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
"The man and the woman live in the house with their 2-year-old daughter. The man's brother and his parents live in a house two doors down, according to the man's brother.
"According to the man's brother, the man handed his daughter to his parents, shot his girlfriend and then shot himself.
"The brother arrived at the same time as police.
"Investigators believe the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide. Detectives now have a search warrant for the house."
From NBC San Diego...
Sunday, March 4, 2012
"GRAPEVINE, TX — A man shot two women and killed himself Saturday night in a parking lot outside the Winewood Grill, 1265 S. Main St.
"The shooter, identified Sunday by the Tarrant County medical examiner as Donald Walz, 57, of Grapevine, died at the scene, Sgt. Robert Eberling said.
"Police had no information on the motive for the shooting, which occurred shortly before 10 p.m.
"No information was available on the condition of the two women. One was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and the other to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
"Police did not know the identities of the victims.
"The Winewood Grill is part of a four-restaurant complex called the Epicentre just north of Texas 114. A common parking lot serves all four restaurants."
"COLUMBUS, OH — Columbus police are investigating a murder suicide after finding a woman wrapped in a tarp Saturday night.
"At about 8:42 p.m. Saturday night Columbus police were called to 1296 Elderwood Avenue on a report of Kevin Bruce killing a female inside his residence.
"Upon arrival officers searched the garage and found Kevin Bruce dead after committing suicide, according to a report.
"Officers searched the rest of the residence and found a deceased white female, identity and age unknown, wrapped up in a tarp in a bedroom.
"Police say this incident is being investigated as a murder suicide."
UPDATE:03/08/2012 — "He told me he killed some hooker..."
Thursday, March 1, 2012
"LAKE WORTH, FL — A woman is dead and her husband has been hospitalized this morning after a shooting in suburban Lake Worth, according to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Teri Barbera.
"PBSO and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue responded to the scene around 2 a.m. near the 4000 block of Stevens Road.
"Barbera said the man, who is being called the suspect in this shooting, was rushed to Delray Medical Center with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"He is expected to survive, Barbera said.
"A teen may also have been wounded during the shooting, according to deputies. Details on the extent of the teen's injuries have not yet been made available."
UPDATE:03/01/2012 — Case officially ruled murder/suicide...
"LA JOLLA, CA — The bodies of a retirement-age couple who may have died in a murder-suicide were found in a La Jolla home Wednesday.
"Patrol officers checking on the residents' welfare at the request of a concerned relative found the 81-year-old man and 77-year-old woman dead in their Caminito Sueno house about 12:30 p.m., according to San Diego police. The couple's names were withheld pending family notification.
"Due to suspicious circumstances at the scene, homicide detectives were called in, said San Diego Police Department Lt. Ernie Herbert, who declined to disclose the nature of that evidence.
"`The home was found secure, and investigators do not believe there are any outstanding suspects,` Herbert said.
"It was not immediately clear how the couple died, according to Herbert. Cause-of-death rulings were on hold pending autopsies."
Source: North County Times...
"LEAVENWORTH, KS — A man burst into a rural Leavenworth County home, shot one man to death and injured a woman before killing himself.
"Leavenworth County Undersheriff Ron Cranor said the rampage occurred about 8:30 p.m. at 25016 164th St. just outside of Lansing.
"Authorities believe the suspect had a current or past relationship with the daughter of the man he killed.
"Cranor said the suspect forced open the front door and shot the man in the chest with a handgun. He was dead at the scene. The suspect also shot the daughter. She was taken to a hospital but her injury is not considered life-threatening and she was expected to be released tonight.
"The victim’s wife and daughter were able to run out of the house. The wife was not injured.
"Cranor said the suspect exited the back door of the house and shot himself. He was dead at the scene.
"Authorities have not released any identifications. They were awaiting a search warrant for the residence."
From the Kansas City Star...