Saturday, June 15, 2013
"PERRYVILLE, MO — A possible murder/suicide—or what Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf says could be a double suicide—is being investigated after a male and female were found dead in a Highway E residence Friday around 2 p.m.
"Victims are Shawn Galeski, 36, of Perryville, and his girlfriend Jamie Cole, 29.
"Both died from a single gunshot wound to the head. They were found at Galeski’s residence, located at 3247 Highway E, in a locked room upstairs. A gun was located inside the room, though what type is not being released.
"Schaaf said Galeski’s 91-year-old grandmother was asleep downstairs, but said she heard what she thought was a slamming door. Schaaf said Cole was staying at the Galeski residence.
"Both the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Perry County Coroner Herb Miller responded to the scene. Miller pronounced both dead at 2:45 Friday, but said the initial incident could have occurred anywhere between eight to 12 hours prior."