Tuesday, April 30, 2013
"CLEARWATER, FL — Clearwater Police say Tiffany Drake, 39, was trying to kill herself and a two-year-old passenger when she purposely crashed her car into another at a stop light Monday morning.
"While investigating the crash at the intersection of Keene Road and Druid Road, police say Drake made comments about trying to kill herself and the child in the vehicle with her.
"Detectives say Drake stepped on the gas and reached a speed of perhaps 50 mph before intentionally ramming the back of a Chevrolet Malibu owned by PSTA that was stopped at the light.
"The child was taken to All Children's Hospital as a precaution and will be released to a family member.
"Drake was not injured.
"She was charged with attempted murder and 2 counts of aggravated battery."
From ABC Action News...
"CORNWALL, NY — The estranged husband of a Cornwall woman who was found murdered in her Cornwall apartment on Friday, committed suicide in New York City, State Police said Saturday.
"Sabine Icart, 44, of 52 Clinton Street, apartment 3 in the Town of Cornwall, died from two gunshot wounds.
"Police said her husband, Bernard Icart, became a person of interest. Working with several police agencies, he was located in Ozone Park, Queens. Subsequent investigation by New York City Police revealed that Icart had taken his own life in a residence in Queens.
"New York City Police, State Police, the Orange County District Attorney’s and Medical Examiner’s offices and other agencies from New York City and Florida assisted in the investigation."
Monday, April 29, 2013
"EASLEY, SC — Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said a man and a woman were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds inside a room at the Sun Inn along Highway 123 Saturday afternoon.
"Kelley said signs seem to point toward a murder/suicide scenario, but investigators are still trying to determine the reasoning for the shooting.
"Kelley identified the victims as 77-year-old Robert McPeak Sr., of Iva, and 39-year-old Cristy Ingram, of Piedmont.
"Pickens County deputies said the cleaning staff found the victims and recovered a gun in the room. The gun and evidence was sent to the state's lab for analysis.
"Kelley said McPeak shot Ingram and then turned the gun on himself.
"Kelley hopes the autopsies conducted on Monday will help determine exactly what happened."
Saturday, April 27, 2013
"AUSTIN, TX — Investigators say the body found in the water at a Lake Travis park Thursday night was the victim of a murder/suicide.
"Roger Wade with the Travis County Sheriff's Office say the body has been identified as 27-year-old Shameka McGriff (pictured).
"She was found at around 10:20 p.m. near the dock at Mansfield Dam Park. Her body was recovered from the water and taken to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office, who says she died from a gunshot wound to the head.
"Wade says Shameka had been reported missing from her home in North Travis County on April 10, by her boyfriend 28-year-old Kenneth Clark Jr.
"Wade said detectives had been following leads in the case that lead them to believe that Shameka was not alive and may have been placed in Lake Travis. Divers from the Travis County Sheriff's Underwater Recovery Team had been searching for several days.
"Detectives interviewed Clark, but before they could investigate further, or find her body, he took his own life in San Antonio. Wade says he left a note that said that he placed Shameka's body in the water."
Friday, April 26, 2013
"VANCOUVER, WA — A couple found dead Wednesday evening in a Vancouver house died in a murder-suicide, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office.
"Cheryl L. Honey, 57, was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest and left arm; Robert G. Hedgers, 51, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to results of autopsies performed by Clark County Medical Examiner, Dr. Dennis Wickham.
"Their bodies were found about 5 p.m. Wednesday in their home at 3207 N.E. 135th Ave. in the Image neighborhood. The couple had lived there for just a few weeks after moving to Vancouver from Long Beach, in Pacific County. Hedgers had recently started a maintenance job at a Vancouver yacht maker.
"Honey’s daughter, Emma Sims, said that her mother and Hedgers were engaged on Honey’s birthday, March 29, and were planning to marry July 6.
"Before the two met, Hedgers had a restraining order filed against him in 2002 after a former girlfriend said he had committed acts of domestic violence."
From The Columbian...
"CARROLLWOOD, FL — Tampa detectives are interviewing family and friends to determine why a mother shot and killed her daughter before turning the gun on herself, overnight Thursday.
"Deputies responded to a 911 call from 68–year-old Julie Hill at her Tampa home, located at 4526 Grainary Ave.
"When they arrived, they found Julie conscious with a single gunshot wound to her chest and a .38 caliber revolver next to her on the ground.
"When deputies questioned her, Julie said she shot herself after shooting her daughter, 46-year-old Tracey Hill.
"Deputies searched the home and found Tracey in her bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head.
"Tracey was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Fire Rescue transported Julie to a local hospital, where she died."
"GREENVILLE, SC — A young couple died in a murder-suicide Wednesday night, according to the Greenville County deputy coroner.
"Investigators say a woman called 911 about 11:30 p.m. to report she had found two people with gunshot wounds in an apartment on Gilbert Court.
"Erith Moreno Carillo, 19, was pronounced dead on scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to Deputy Coroner Barry Wright. Mary Frances Rose Guthrie, 18, was pronounced dead at Greenville Memorial from a gunshot wound to the head, Wright said.
"Wright said Carrillo was the shooter.
"The couple's 3-month old daughter was inside the apartment, Wright said. The child was taken into protective custody.
"Wright said Carrillo had a case pending that had not yet gone to trial of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. Carrillo was accused of pointing a gun at Guthrie and telling her he was going to kill her.
"Wright said family members on both sides knew the couple had a highly volatile relationship."
"WASHINGTON, PA — A tragic case of murder/suicide involving two old friends has taken a strange twist that relates to their favorite band. Friends and family are speculating that their deaths may have stemmed from an argument that erupted over concert tickets for Phish.
"CBS reports that Nate Roman and Michael Marchines began arguing at a local restaurant around 2:30 in the morning on April 25. The fight quickly escalated, and a short time after they left the restaurant, Roman was shot multiple times and killed.
"Family members believe that the fight may have been over $3,000 Roman recently dropped on Phish tickets. According to Roman’s stepfather Harry Damerow, `Nathan was a coal miner and liked to travel and see the Phish. He worked hard. He enjoyed traveling all over the world to watch these guys.`
"Roman was found by a third party who called police. Authorities immediately started looking for Marchines through cellphone tracking and found him down the street with a gunshot wound to the head, allegedly self-inflicted. Police believe there was at least a 20-minute break between the two shootings, since it appears that Marchines was on the run.
"Although police are not commenting on the specifics of the case, Roman’s sister said she wouldn’t be surprised to hear that they were arguing over Phish tickets. `They lived for that all the way,` Casey Roman told a local reporter. `I totally believe it. My brother just purchased $3,000 worth of Phish tickets and planned to have a really good time with them.`
"Police have recovered local surveillance video and will continue their investigation. No official motive has been confirmed by authorities at this time."
From Ultimate Classic Rock...
"SUN LAKES, AZ — Authorities have released the names of a couple in a suspected murder/suicide at an adult community near Chandler.
"The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says a man and woman were found dead at a Sun Lakes home on Wednesday.
"They say 83-year-old James Radley allegedly shot 66-year-old Luigina Szajda, then his two dogs before turning the gun on himself.
"Family members [said] that Radley lived alone in the home and Szajda was a friend.
"Deputies were called to the home on reports that a resident was suicidal.
"There was no response so deputies crawled into the house through a back window and found two adults as well as two dead dogs."
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
"BAGLEY, MN — Jack Gerbracht shot and killed his mother, Darlene Gerbracht, on Monday before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide, Gerbracht’s stepson, Ben Vorderbruggen, said Wednesday.
"Police have not yet released the names of the two people found dead at 406 Getchell Ave., but Vorderbruggen said it was his stepfather, Jack Gerbracht, and Gerbracht’s mother, Darlene Gerbracht, who were found dead there.
"Vorderbruggen said Jack Gerbracht, 41, suffered from Pick’s Disease, a neurological disorder, and that the disease caused his personality to `take a 180-degree turn.`
"`We’re just floored by this,` he said. `I understand that he did do this, but that wasn't the man I know.`
"Vorderbruggen learned of the tragic circumstances as he was driving to Bagley from his home in North Dakota.
"`She was really caring,` he said of Darlene Gerbracht, who lived less than two blocks from the home Jack Gerbracht shared with his wife, Sara, and their two daughters.
"Vorderbruggen regrets that Darlene Gerbracht did not have the chance to meet his newborn child.
"He said little is known about Pick’s Disease. Jack Gerbracht’s brother and father both died from it.
"`It’s a very progressive disease that affects impulse control,` Vorderbruggen said. `I don’t want people to remember Jack as a murder/suicide. He was a very caring and gentle person. Violence was one one-millionth of his personality.`"
"ROBINSON, TX — The deaths of a married Robinson couple whose bodies were found in a vehicle Monday have been ruled a case of murder/suicide.
"A medical examiner from the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences said in a report dated Tuesday that 48-year-old Nancy Ann Price died of gunshot wounds and classified her death as a homicide. Her husband, 48-year-old Stancel Howard Price Jr., died of gunshot wounds to the head in what was determined to be a suicide, another medical examiner from the Dallas office found.
"Police were dispatched to Old Robinson Road and Loop 340 at 6:38 p.m. Monday on a report of a man bleeding in a vehicle, according to a press release from the Robinson Police Department. Officers found the couple’s bodies in a white 2010 Chevrolet pickup.
"Nancy Price was a math teacher at University High School. She had taught at the district since August 1998 and was a former soccer coach.
"Officials confirmed Nancy Price and Stancel Price were married.
"Robinson police declined comment Wednesday except to say the investigation into the case is ongoing."
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
"OSCODA, MI — Oscoda Township Police said officers were sent to a residence on Monday for a welfare check after family members reported that they hadn't heard from a man for five days.
"Officers arrived at the home at 8205 A. Florida in Iosco County's Oscoda Township around 6:30 p.m. to check on 47-year-old Kenneth Ellis Neal.
"When police arrived, they discovered two suspected bullet holes in the upstairs window. Further investigation led officers to Neal's body. Initial examination revealed that Neal sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
"Officers then discovered Neal's son, Hunter Mark-Purdy Neal, 18, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"The Michigan State Police forensic lab out of Grayling was called in to help examine the scene.
"Oscoda Township Police said so far all signs point to a `murder/suicide` as the cause of deaths. Their investigation remains open pending autopsy and forensic results."
"WORCESTER, MA — Police are calling Monday morning's shooting that killed a woman and her ex-boyfriend at 47 Hadwen Rd. a possible murder-suicide.
"Police released the identities of the man and woman on Tuesday afternoon.
"The woman was identified as 37-year-old Glomerys Martinez of Worcester. Martinez was a trial court officer at the Suffolk Superior Court and was identified by her co-workers on Tuesday morning. Previously she worked as an associate court officer in Worcester since 2006.
"The male was identified as Douglas Youmans, 50, of Worcester. The State Department of Corrections confirmed that Youmans was a corrections officer in Gardner. He was hired on Jan. 5, 1986.
"According to police, Youmans and Martinez had a child together and Youmans was her ex-boyfriend. The child is currently in the care of a family member.
"Police report that the incident took place in the enclosed front porch of the building, and a tenant discovered the bodies around 7:18 a.m. on Monday. Police were called to the scene and Martinez and Youmans were taken to a nearby hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.
"According to police, a motive for the shooting is still under investigation."
"REDWOOD CITY, CA — A woman shot and killed in her Redwood City home, allegedly by her husband, was identified Tuesday as a counselor at a prep school in San Jose.
"Sandra Padgett, 72, was found dead in her home on the 1700 block of Carleton Court shortly before 12:50 a.m. Monday, authorities said. She had been shot in the head.
"Her husband was also in the home, badly wounded from what police said was a self-inflicted shot to the head. Police did not release his name.
"He was in critical condition at a hospital. Police say that he shot and killed his wife and that no other assailants are being sought.
"Padgett was founder and co-director of the college counseling program at the Harker School in San Jose, where she had worked since 1998."
"ESPAÑOLA, NM — An Española man and woman died Monday morning in what law enforcement officials say was a roadside murder-suicide.
"Española Public Safety Director Eric Garcia said 36-year-old Sergio Gandara shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Janeth Bojorquez, 33, mother of a 7-year-old child, off North Coronado Road just after 8 a.m. Monday before turning his handgun on himself.
"Garcia said witnesses to the shooting told Española police that Gandara was driving north on North Coronado Road when he crossed the double-yellow line in the middle of the road to approach a car driven by Bojorquez heading in the opposite direction. They stopped just a quarter-mile from the Presbyterian Medical Center.
"Witnesses told police that Gandara stopped his car directly in front of Bojorquez’s so that they were nose-to-nose, then got out of his car, approached her driver-side window and removed her from her car, Garcia said.
"Witnesses then began calling 911, Garcia said, reporting that Gandara had pulled a gun on the woman.
"`Within seconds of those calls, there were subsequent calls reporting that the woman had been shot and that the man was turning the gun on himself,` Garcia said.
"Bojorquez was shot in the upper torso, as was Gandara. Garcia said Monday he would not release the make and caliber of Gandara’s gun and officers were still investigating where he had obtained the firearm.
"Because the shooting happened so close to the hospital, emergency medical responders arrived on scene in less than one minute, Garcia said. Bojorquez and Gandara were still alive when ambulances arrived but were later pronounced dead at the hospital.
"`Unfortunately, the injuries proved fatal,` Garcia said."
From the Santa Fe New Mexican...
"SARASOTA, FL — A man visiting his family walked in on a horrific scene Monday afternoon after he found his elderly mother and his brother both dead in their garage.
"Investigators say Neil Nichelson was visiting them at their home in the 3300 block of Bougainvillea Street from out of state when he came across their bodies.
"Neil's 55-year-old brother, Murry, and his 90-year-old mother, Adele, both died from gunshot wounds to the head, according to Sarasota Sheriff's investigators.
"Two guns were recovered from the scene and collected as evidence.
"Police say it appears to have been a murder/suicide."
Monday, April 22, 2013
"LIVE OAK, TX — A Live Oak couple, identified as Colen Burke and Esther Burke, were found shot to death Sunday in their home in the 11600 block of Lone Shadow Trail.
"They are believed to have died in a murder suicide, according to Live Oak police investigators.
"`This is still pending the final reports and the autopsy,` said Sgt. Anita Seamans with the Live Oak Police Department. `It appears that he took her life and then took his own.`
"Police said another relative told them she last saw the couple, who were married, early Sunday when she left for church.
"Investigators said it appears they died at some time before 5 p.m. Sunday. They said they did not find any signs of a break-in at the home.
"The couple has a 13-year-old daughter who was not home at the time, police said."
"LORAIN, OH — An estranged husband, his wife and the man staying with her were all found dead yesterday on East 30th Street in what authorities believe is a double-murder and suicide.
"All three were found dead in a bedroom from gunshot wounds, according to the county coroner.
"Police have identified the wife as Halyna Whitney, of Lorain, and her acquaintance as 33-year-old William Everett.
"Police have said Halyna’s estranged husband was also found dead, but would not release his name last night. However, the county auditor’s website lists the owner of the home at 221 E. 30th St. as Shone Whitney and court records from a domestic violence incident in 2011 confirm Shone Whitney as Halyna Whitney’s husband. Whitney purchased the house in 2006.
"The exact relationship between Halyna Whitney and Everett Jr. is unknown at this time, but neighbors referred to him as her `boyfriend.`"
From The Morning Journal...
"RICHMOND, VA — Two people are dead in what Richmond Police are calling a murder/suicide in South Richmond.
"Police were called to a home in the 3900 block of Rusk Avenue on Saturday afternoon to check on the welfare of a person there. Upon arrival, police saw a woman’s body through a window. When police entered the home, they exchanged gunfire with a man inside.
"Two Richmond Police officers were injured in the shooting. Their injuries were considered non-life threatening and the officers are expected to make full recoveries.
"For four hours, police stood guard outside the home and attempted to make contact with the man inside. Eventually police threw tear gas into the house hoping to force the man outside.
"Police have identified the two adults found deceased inside the home as Christine Squire, 33, and Clarence Taylor II, 38.
"Detectives are treating the case as a probable murder/suicide. Police [said] although it is early in their investigation, the evidence indicates Taylor shot Squire, then, after exchanging gunfire with officers who entered the residence to check on her welfare, turned the gun on himself.
"People who live around the home were allowed back to their homes around 7:45 p.m."
UPDATE:04/23/2013 — Murder-suicide suspect could (should?) have been in prison...
"LAS VEGAS, NV — Investigators said a mother who was found dead in a Mountain's Edge home last week stabbed her two children to death before killing herself.
"The bodies were found about 1:30 p.m. Friday at a home on Wolf Pack Lane, near Mountain's Edge Parkway and El Capitan Way, by officers conducting a welfare check, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan police.
"A spokesman for the Clark County Coroner's Office said 40-year-old Hae Chong Serra and her children, 11-year-old Hope Stream Serra and 9-year-old Cory Yoon Serra, died from stab wounds.
"Police said all three were dead when they arrived, but they did not immediately release when they died.
"Neighbors said the children's father also lived at the home, but he has not been seen since the bodies were found."
UPDATE:04/23/2013 — Dad was in hospital for botched suicide while Mom killed kids...
Friday, April 19, 2013
"IRWIN, PA — Westmoreland County authorities were investigating the deaths of three members of a North Huntingdon family whose bodies were found in their home Thursday.
"Police identified them as William R. Hutchison, 47, Hazel A. Hutchison, 67, and Franklin D. Hutchison, 68. The bodies were discovered at their home at 2081 Guffey Road in the Sunset Valley neighborhood when township police went to check on the welfare of the elder Hutchinsons at 9:20 p.m.
"All three were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Deputy Coroner Josh Zappone.
"No specific information on the cause and manner of the deaths has been released by authorities. Township police and county detectives are still investigating, according to Zappone.
"Initial dispatch reports indicate authorities were investigating it as a double murder-suicide."
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
"PULASKI COUNTY, KY — Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood says a woman, shot in the chest, managed to call 911 Tuesday afternoon before she collapsed and died. The sheriff says the woman and a neighbor reported the shooting, at a rural home on Hunters Camp Road in the Mt. Victory area of Pulaski County, just before 2:00pm.
"Sheriff Wood says deputies found 33-year-old Paula Barnes and her husband, 34-year-old Vernon Barnes, dead when they entered the home. Paula Barnes had been shot in the chest. Deputies say the couple was having marital problems and Paula Barnes was making plans to separate from her husband. Investigators say it appears those plans lead to an apparent argument at the home.
"A news release from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says it appears Vernon Barnes shot his wife once with a .22 rifle before turning the weapon on himself. Both bodies will be sent to the medical examiner's office in Frankfort for autopsy."
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
"WEST PALM BEACH, FL — West Palm Beach Police released the names of the man who shot a woman last night before killing himself.
"Vincent Edwards shot Chenel Monrose and then turned the gun on himself shortly after 6 p.m. outside a single-family home in the 900 block of 43rd Street, police said this afternoon.
"Monrose, who was shot in the head, was taken in critical condition to St. Mary’s Medical Center. She is expected to survive. Edwards died at the scene.
"A woman who did not want to give her name said the couple recently had experienced domestic troubles.
"`I knew they were having issues, like all couples do,` she said. `But I didn’t know it was to that extent, where he’d want to take her life.`
"Investigators were checking the man and woman’s backgrounds late Monday to see whether there had been any previous domestic-related calls to the home, Bernhardt said."
From The Palm Beach Post...
Posted by tsc at 8:18 PM
"BOURBON COUNTY, KS — Officials have ruled a tragic incident that took place Wednesday, April 10, in rural Bourbon County a double murder/suicide.
"A news release from the Bourbon County Sheriff's Office said Monday that while there are lab reports still pending, an investigation has determined the incident, which left three people dead, to be a double homicide/suicide.
"The bodies of Terry Lynn Prestley, 30, and her 5-year-old daughter, Alivia Prestley, were found by investigators Thursday in the burned remains of a house at 688 240th St., victims of gunshot wounds. A third body, that of 30-year-old Donald "Bryce" Prestley, was found in a vehicle just south of the residence. All of the bodies were transported last week to Kansas City, Kan., for autopsies.
"As a result of the investigation and autopsies, it was determined that the female in the residence, as well as the child, died as a result of a firearm. Donald Prestley was found to have died as a result of a self-inflicted injury, the release said."
From The Fort Scott Tribune...
"TOLEDO — Toledo police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in Point Place in Toledo late Monday, Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan said today.
"Kim Hassler, 48, and Andrew Hassler, 11, her son, were found hanging in a garage at their residence in the 3100 block of 128th St. about 11 p.m. by the woman's boyfriend, who had just come home from work, Sergeant Heffernan said. They were pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
"The preliminary investigation indicates the incident is a murder-suicide, the sergeant said.
"Andrew Hassler was currently enrolled in the 5th grade at Edgewater Elementary School, said Patty Mazur, a spokesman for Toledo Public Schools.
"Grief counselors are being made available to students and teachers at the elementary school, she said.
"The incident remains under investigation."
From the Toledo Blade...
Monday, April 15, 2013
"BROOKLYN, NY — A New York City police officer shot her 1-year-old son, the baby's father and then herself in an apparent double murder-suicide at her home Monday morning, police said.
"The bodies were discovered after her 19-year-old son, who was sleeping in his bedroom, awoke to the sound of an argument and saw his mother with a gun, said chief police spokesman Paul Browne. The young man went back into his bedroom where he escaped through a window and called 911, but by the time police arrived moments later, the three others were dead, Browne said.
"The body of the 33-year-old father, Dason Peters, was found in the entry of the first-floor apartment on a quiet, tree-lined street in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn, authorities said. The bodies of Rosette Samuel, 43, and her baby boy, Dylan, were found face up on the bed in her bedroom. The gun was by her side.
"The officer used her service weapon, a semiautomatic Glock handgun. She and baby were apparently struck in the chest. Peters was shot in the torso. Police say possibly four rounds were fired but it's not clear how many times Dylan and Peters were hit.
"The two were a couple but were not married, police said.
The teenager, Dondre Samuel, who is the officer's son from a previous relationship, was uninjured.
"It was unclear what prompted the dispute. Police have not discovered a note, and there was nothing in Rosette Samuel's police records to indicate she had been troubled, authorities said. There were no reports of domestic violence."
"TEXARKANA, TX — Texarkana police have identified the man and the woman killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Sunday evening.
"Officers were called to a home on 3335 Moore Drive just before 7 p.m., after a family member inside the house reported that two people had been shot.
"26-year-old Lela Cason and 31-year-old Daniel Bourg were found dead inside the home. Investigators say it appears that Bourg shot Cason before turning the gun on himself.
"One neighbor says they heard loud arguing and fighting coming from the common-law couple's home shortly before the shooting. After the shooting, she says she saw their 9-year-old son bring his younger siblings out into the front yard.
"A family member confirms it was the little boy who called 9-1-1 to report the shooting.
"No one else was injured."
"COLUMBUS, OH — A man fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then tried to kill himself at a University District duplex early this morning, Columbus police said.
"Police had visited the address a half-hour earlier on a report of an argument.
"Just after 2 a.m., Leslie J. Manner, 39, was found by police inside 2261 Indiana Ave. She had been stabbed and was pronounced dead by medics at 2:25 a.m.
"Jerry A. Delong, 26, was found bleeding from apparently self-inflicted stab wounds and was taken to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, police said. He is expected to survive, and will be charged with murder.
"Officers had been called to the apartment before the stabbing, at 1:23 a.m., said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a police spokesman.
"Manner told a 911 dispatcher that `her drunk boyfriend was throwing trash all over the bed and on the floor,` Weiner said.
"Officers talked to both Manner and Delong and saw no evidence that any violence had occurred, Weiner said. Delong agreed to leave the apartment, and officers saw him walk down the street.
"They left at 1:40 a.m. Within a half-hour, police were again called by a neighbor who heard screaming."
From the Columbus Dispatch...
"OAKLEY, UT — Police were investigating a murder-suicide in Summit County on Sunday.
"Dispatchers received a call around 1:15 p.m. reporting two deceased persons at a residence near the 4000 block of state Route 32 in Oakley, Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said. The call came in from a concerned family friend who found a man and woman in their 40s in a garage outside of their car.
"The deaths were initially described as `suspicious in nature,` but were later classified as a murder/suicide. Edmunds said a handgun was found near the couple.
"Each had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. Edmunds said the pair was in a relationship but were not married.
"Edmunds said they had also lived together at some point, but it is unclear if they were living together at the time of their deaths.
"The names of those involved were not immediately released, but they were described as being in their 40s.
"Police were not aware of any previous violence at the home, and there was no immediate indication of what prompted the incident.
"`It's absolutely shocking,` neighbor Ron Lenfield said. `If a meteor hit right there, it would be just as shocking as that.`"
Saturday, April 13, 2013
"TOPEKA, KS — Police say three people whose bodies were found inside a Topeka home died in an apparent double murder/suicide.
"Police said Saturday in a news release that `there is no threat to the public.`
"Police identified the victims as 36-year-old Shawna Solis, 40-year-old Antwan Muhammad and 37-year-old Howard Givens.
"Police didn't say who was suspected of pulling the trigger. The shooting was reported around 9:15 p.m. Friday. The officers who rushed to the home found three gunshot victims, and police said all three were pronounced dead at the scene.
"No other information was provided."
"DELANO, CA — Police in Delano are investigating the attempted homicide of a 17-year-old boy and the suicide of a man that happened Thursday night.
"Delano police say there were notified about 6:30 p.m. of a verbal dispute in the 200 block of West 15th Avenue, a Delano Police Department news release said. They arrived to find the teen suffering from shotgun injuries. He was taken in critical condition to Kern Medical Center.
"Police also found a man from Fresno in the backyard of the residence with a single shotgun wound to his head. He died at the scene. His name hasn't been released.
"Investigators found that before the shooting, the estranged boyfriend and the mother of his children were in an argument outside the residence, the news release said. She went inside, and that's when the estranged boyfriend fired a shotgun into the residence, which struck the ex-girlfriend's 17-year-old nephew. Then the estranged boyfriend shot and killed himself."
Source: The Bakersfield Californian...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
"LILLEY TOWNSHIP, MI — A West Michigan man killed his wife and adult son before fatally shooting himself, prompting an hours-long search of his property before his body was found, authorities said.
"The body of Charles Mark Hoover, 59, was found Wednesday night inside the family’s home in Lilley Township, about 55 miles north of Grand Rapids, the Newaygo County sheriff’s department. Investigators said they believe he shot to death his wife Marcia and their son, who also was named Charles.
"Authorities are trying to determine what led to the shootings, and the deaths are being investigated as a double murder/suicide.
"`The whole situation is very unfortunate,` said Undersheriff Brian Boyd. `It’s very tragic that it ended this way, but we’re just glad that nobody else got hurt.`
"Law enforcement had responded about 2 p.m. to the home following a report of a shooting and found the bodies of the 62-year-old wife and 37-year-old son outside. No vehicles were missing, and Charles Mark Hoover was believed to be on the property, which has several other buildings.
"Officials set up a perimeter and used a loudspeaker to order anyone inside the home to come out.
"A police robot used to clear the buildings on the property found his body. He had a single self-inflicted gunshot wound, the sheriff’s department said, and his body was found at the top of a stairway of the home.
"`It was very tense,` Boyd said. `We weren’t even sure he was in the residence.`"
From the Chicago Sun-Times...
"SATELLITE BEACH, FL — The Brevard County Sheriff's Office has identified two victims of an apparent murder-suicide near Satellite Beach.
"Deputies found the bodies of Brian Trump, 43, and Michelle Muenzenmeyer, 45, in Trump's apartment at 55 Sea Park Blvd. on Wednesday just after 7 p.m.
"Deputies looking through the window of the apartment saw the two bodies on the floor.
"They forced their way in and confirmed the two were dead. Trump was killed by a gunshot; Muenzenmeyer's body shows no obvious injuries. A spokesman did not say who fired the shot.
"A sheriff's spokesman said the two had been dating, and their relationship was characterized by `turmoil.`
"A friend of Muenzenmeyer reported her missing when she failed to show up for a dinner engagement Tuesday.
"Muenzenmeyer was a teacher at Webster University campuses in Brevard County and Tampa. A spokesman said she had been staying with Trump."
"PAOLI, OK — Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes says investigators are trying to determine why a 58-year-old man shot and killed his girlfriend's son before barricading himself inside a home and killing himself.
"Just after 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, the Garvin County 911 Center received a call from a home at 101 West Street in Paoli. The caller said someone had been shot.
"When Paoli police officers arrived, they found shooting victim Noel Sanchez, 22. They say Sanchez's brother was the one who called 911. Sanchez was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"Police officers say Antonio Elias Reynoso barricaded himself inside a bedroom and refused to come out. Believing the suspect was still armed with the handgun used in the shooting, the Paoli Police Department called in help from the Garvin County Sheriff's Office and surrounding police departments, and a standoff began.
"At approximately 4 p.m., the Oklahoma Highway Patrol tactical team entered the house and found Reynoso dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Deputies later discovered Reynoso had an extensive criminal record in California and went by several aliases.
"Deputies say they aren't sure why Reynoso shot Sanchez, but they believe there may have been a history of unreported domestic violence between Reynoso and Sanchez's mother that may have led to a deadly confrontation."
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
"ORO VALLEY, AZ — Police in the Tucson suburb of Oro Valley say the shooting deaths of a couple were an apparent homicide-suicide.
"Officers checking on the welfare of 78-year-old Clarence Shaub and 76-year-old Doris Shaub found the couple dead in their home Tuesday evening.
"Oro Valley police Lt. Kara Riley says relatives said Clarence Shaub had an unspecified debilitating disease and that police found notes left by Doris Shaub.
"According to Riley, preliminary results of the investigation indicate that Doris Shaub shot her husband and then herself.
"Riley says police don't know if the killings were arranged by the couple.
"Riley says officers went to the home after a relative of the Shaubs got a message from Doris Shaub."
"DETROIT, MI — Authorities determined Wednesday that a fired maintenance worker fatally shot his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself inside a Detroit medical center as it burned to the ground in a blaze police suspect he set.
"The medical examiner's office confirmed the fears of family members that Sharita Williams, a 35-year-old medical assistant in one of the offices, was killed by 55-year-old Myron Williams, who was fired from his job as the building's maintenance worker last week.
"Both bodies were badly burned when crews digging through the gutted Park Medical Centers building on Detroit's west side recovered their remains late Tuesday, hours after the fire.
"Sarah Bazzi, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County medical examiner's office, said autopsies showed Sharita Williams suffered multiple gunshot wounds and Myron Williams died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Myron Williams was married, but not to Sharita Williams, who wasn't related to him.
"Antha Williams-Hill, Sharita Williams' mother, told The Associated Press the couple had been dating for more than a year before the relationship soured. She moved out of the city and changed her telephone number, but eventually her ex-boyfriend caught up with her, Williams-Hill said."
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
"GLENDALE, AZ — An elderly couple are dead following an apparent murder-suicide in Glendale Monday night.
"Police responded to a home on 6358 West Caron Street for a welfare check at about 9:30 p.m.
"Officers found George and Margaret Deckard, both 86 years old, dead inside the master bedroom.
"Police spokesman Sgt. Brent Coombs said George Deckard left a handwritten note behind.
"Investigators said the details of the note are consistent with evidence found at the scene, which revealed George Deckard shot his wife and then took his own life.
"Coombs said the husband and wife were both dealing with various medical issues."
"INKSTER, MI — Inkster Police Detective Anthony Delgreco said today that officers found the body of Cindy Bailey on the floor of a bedroom in the couple’s home in the 400 block of Helen, south of Cherry Hill Road and west of Inkster Road, at 11:30 p.m.
"The body of Antonio Bailey was found inside his burning pick-up truck after neighbors called 911 to report the garage of the brick ranch was on fire.
"`About 20 minutes earlier, they got sent here on an alarm run and the house was secure—all locked up good and tight,` Delgreco said this morning from the scene.
"They noticed trouble when they returned. `When they looked in the window, they saw blood on the wall, so they decided to kick in the door. And they went in to find a woman deceased from multiple, multiple, multiple stab wounds and there was a gun and a knife next to her.`
"Investigators did not find any spent shell casings, leading police to believe no shots were fired, he added.
"Inkster Police have not been called to the home during the past six years other than for routine security alarm false alarms, according to Delgreco and the department's automated call registry.
"`We didn’t have anything here but alarm runs, so we had nothing documented that I saw,` Delgreco said today. `But according to family, they had a rough relationship.`"
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"WHITE LAKE, MI — The names of the victims killed in an apparent murder-suicide in White Lake Township last night have been released.
"37-year-old Jason Handy is accused of gunning down his wife, 33-year-old Lorian Handy, and then taking his own life at their residence on 21 Danforth Street at about 9pm Monday.
"Police were called after Lorian’s 8-year-old son ran to a neighbor’s home and said his step-father shot his mother and then himself. Officers found the couple dead from gunshot wounds and a handgun was recovered from the scene.
"The boy has since been placed in the care of his biological father.
"Police are still piecing together what may have triggered the argument that led to the crime.
"White Lake Police Chief Ed Harris told area news outlets they know there was an argument because Lorian told her son to pack his backpack and that she was going to take him to his father’s home.
"Harris said his department had no prior incidents or criminal history on record with the couple. They reportedly moved into the home on Oxbow Lake two years ago.
"The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s office was conducting autopsies today and the investigation is ongoing."
"GERMANTOWN, MD — The family of a slain Rockville High School student says she was killed as she was trying to stop a man from committing suicide.
"Senior Michelle Miller, 17, was found dead Monday morning at the Germantown home of 31-year-old Adam Anthony Arndt, in the 12900 block of Pinnacle Drive. Arndt, a U.S. Army staff sergeant, was also found dead inside the home.
"County police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide, and believe Arndt shot Miller and then himself.
"Miller was planning to enter the U.S. Army Reserves after graduating, and Arndt helped recruit her, according to her family.
"Arndt contacted Miller Sunday night indicating that he was suicidal, said Tara Brady, Miller’s aunt. `She went over to try to talk him out of it.`
"Police found the two shortly after 10 a.m. the next day."
Monday, April 8, 2013
"MILWAUKEE, WI — Two are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a south side Milwaukee neighborhood.
"The shootings took place in a driveway outside a home the couple shared near South 5th Street and West Bottsford Avenue.
"`I assume if there was a fight I would have heard that. I heard nothing. All we heard was, 'Bam, bam, bam,' and that's when I jumped up,` neighbor Anthony Tracy said.
"Tracy was home with his dad when he heard what sounded like gunfire coming from the house behind them.
"`It's scary because it's close to home,` Tracy said.
"Police said just before 9 a.m., 39-year-old Annemarie Bautch returned home from dropping her kids off at school when her live-in boyfriend pulled in behind her in the taxicab he drove for hire, walked to her van's window and shot her in the head.
"Investigators said 41-year-old Daniel Billings then turned the gun on himself.
"`We looked over there immediately because it's just something that came from that way. We could see the windshield wipers, and I said, 'Looks like the windshield is busted out,'` Tracy said.
"[Reports indicate] Billings was a convicted felon and was prohibited from carrying weapons. He was also on probation for a recent domestic violence incident involving his daughter."
"KATY, TX — Police in Katy are still trying to figure out who pulled the trigger Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide involving a baby girl.
"The crime took place in an upstairs unit at the Pineview Terrace Apartments. Police say the body of the 11-month-old baby was found in a spare bedroom.
"Her parents were found in the master bedroom. The 26-year-old father was already dead. The 31-year-old mother was rushed to an area hospital with a gunshot wound. She was last reported in very critical condition.
"Neighbors speculated that the man shot the baby and woman before turning the gun on himself. But Katy police said Monday they're still not sure which adult pulled the trigger."
"STEWARTSVILLE, IN — Two people are dead after a shooting late Sunday morning in Posey County.
"Authorities [said] 33-year-old John David Carney and 30-year-old Erica Nicole Davis died in the shooting at their home in the 9000 block of West Street in Stewartsville.
"Police and deputies were called to the scene around 11:40 a.m. and were there for over five hours Sunday afternoon, trying to figure out how Carney and Davis, who lived together and had three kids, ended up involved in the shooting.
"Sheriff Greg Oeth says Davis called her mother to tell her what was going on. He says Davis' sister overheard that conversation and called 911.
"Oeth also says the two were found dead inside the home, from apparent gun shot wounds.
"Sheriff Oeth says none of Davis' and Carney's children were home when this all happened.
"Authorities are still investigating to find the motivation for the shooting."
"FAYETTESVILLE, TN — The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting that left three people dead.
"Investigators responded to a shots fired call in the Windwood Subdivision early Sunday morning.
"When deputies arrived at the scene they spoke with two people who said they were inside the home when a domestic argument broke out and gunshots were fired in a bedroom. The witnesses told deputies they ran out of the house after the shooting.
"Deputies found the bodies of two men and a woman inside the home.
"They have identified them as Jeff Faulkner, 50 of Fayetteville, his wife, Julaine Marie Faulkner, 38, of Fayetteville, and her brother, Ryan Dale Oetken, 33 of Cartersville, Georgia.
"Investigators said Jeff Faulkner shot his wife and brother-in-law before turning the gun on himself.
"The bodies have been sent to the state medical examiner for autopsy and positive identification."
Saturday, April 6, 2013
"BROOKLYN, NY — A woman is dead and a man hospitalized after police responded to the report of an assault in Sunset Park this morning.
"Police found the unidentified 31-year-old woman in front of an apartment at 336 51st St. this morning with a stab wound to her neck. The unidentified 44-year-old man, who police say is a suspect, was found in front of one of the apartments inside, with an alleged self-inflicted stab wound to the neck. Police believe that the man was the victim's boyfriend.
"The suspect and victim were taken to Lutheran Hospital, where the victim was pronounced dead.
"The suspect has been hospitalized in critical condition."
"AMERICAN FORK, UT — A 5-month-old baby boy died Friday after suffering a single gunshot wound to the head, the victim of an apparent murder-suicide attempt.
"Police arrested the baby's father, Joshua David Petersen, 21, of American Fork, and booked him into Utah County Jail for investigation of aggravated murder.
"Investigators said Petersen laid his son, Ryker, on a couch, went into another room and loaded a single .22 round into a rifle, then returned and shot the baby. Investigators said Petersen told them he had been planning to kill his son and then himself for the past month.
"Investigators said Petersen shot the baby and was about to shoot himself when a family member in the house tackled him before he could pull the trigger again.
"The baby was taken to American Fork Hospital, then transported by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
"`Through our investigation, we learned that (Petersen's) intent was to kill his son and then himself,` American Fork Police Sgt. Gregg Ludlow said."
"SMITHFIELD, NC — Johnston County sheriff’s deputies, who arrived at a double-wide mobile home early Friday afternoon, found one man dead outside the home and a second man lying on the bed of a utility trailer, unconscious but breathing.
"Mortally wounded, the unconscious man later died at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.
Investigators think the deaths reported at 1:41 p.m. were the result of a murder-suicide at 120 Hillcrest Road, near Packing Plant and Galilee roads, just outside of Smithfield, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Tammy Amaon.
"`There was a 911 call indicating there was a murder/suicide at that address,` Amaon said late Friday afternoon.
"The names of the two men were being withheld pending notification of their next of kin. Sheriff’s deputies have not yet said how they died or how the two men knew each other."
"JACKSON, MS — The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has ruled the shootings inside Jackson Police Department on Thursday a murder/suicide.
"Spokesman Warren Strain told media that the investigators believe suspect Jeremy Powell shot police Detective Eric Smith and then turned the gun on himself.
"Jackson police said Thursday evening that Powell overpowered Smith, took his service weapon and shot the detective, killing him. Jackson police said Powell was later shot, but they never confirmed by whom.
"Police have said that Powell was being questioned by Smith in relation to the stabbing murder of Christopher Alexander. They have not confirmed if Smith and Powell were in an interrogation room or in Smith’s office."
Thursday, April 4, 2013
"OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Police are investigating an apparent murder/suicide at a hotel in southeast Oklahoma City, after a man and a woman were found shot to death Wednesday night.
"According to Oklahoma City police, just before 6 p.m., officers responded to the reports of shots fired and a domestic dispute at a hotel room at Days Inn South, located in the 2600 block of S. I-35 Service Road.
"As officers entered the room, they found a man and a woman both dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
"Investigators suspect that the man, later identified as 40-year-old Rasheen Sanders, shot and killed the woman, 27-year-old Eniya Aeon, before shooting himself.
"The case is still under investigation."
"QUITMAN, TX — Authorities have released the names of the elderly man and woman in an apparent murder/suicide in Wood County.
"Mary and Thomas Williams, both 85, were found in their home Tuesday morning, both dead from apparent gunshot wounds.
"Around 11 a.m., Tuesday, the Wood County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call in regards to two persons being found deceased in a home at 1020 N. Highway 37 in Quitman.
"A family member advised that they had arrived at the home after being requested to do so by the owner.
"Investigators say the case has been determined to be a murder/suicide.
"No further details have been released."
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"BOCA RATON, FL — Boca Raton Police said a man fatally shot his estranged wife and then turned the gun on himself, Wednesday morning.
"The shooting happened just after 9 a.m. in a financial services office located in the Comerica Bank building located at 1675 N Military Trail.
"Multiple gunshots were reported by witnesses coming from the fifth floor of the building. Authorities quickly evacuated the entire building.
"Police found the bodies of 63-year-old Scott Edgerton and Sharon Bellingham, 56. `Our understanding is that there was some type of ongoing dispute between both the suspect and the victim,` said Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander. `He arrived here and was able to identify where she was within the building and then went in and shot the victim.`
"Chief Alexander went on to say that Bellingham worked within the building."
"HILLIARD, FL — A couple found shot in a Hilliard home Wednesday in an apparent murder/suicide had been married 19 years and had three school-age children, according to the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.
"Sheriff Bill Leeper said Adel Hbaba, 53, and his wife Aline Hbaba, 42, were found in the bathroom of their house in the 361600 block of Pine Street. Leeper said Adel Hbaba was the apparent shooter and that a rifle was found at the scene.
"He said the three children, boys aged 14 and 11 and a 6-year-old daughter were being cared for by a grandmother. They were in school when the shooting occurred.
"Aline Hbaba has a 25-year-old son from an earlier marriage who lives elsewhere.
"Leeper said investigators were interviewing family members Wednesday afternoon to determine if there were any issues with the couple. He said there was no Sheriff’s Office record of calls to the house."
"LEHMAN, PA — Robert Stolarick, 51, and his son, Robbie, 26, were identified by Donna Estus, Robert's sister, as the victims in a murder-suicide that was discovered today on Summit Street in Lehman.
"Estus, of Georgia, said she visited her family in Pennsylvania over the Easter holiday and was preparing to head home today when she heard what had happened at her brother's home.
"`He was an awesome father. That boy was his life,` Estus said.
"Estus said her brother may have had some type of mental illness, and the family tried to get him professional help several times.
"She added that her brother was fine over the Easter holiday until Monday when, after a phone call, he became upset and believed that someone was going to take his son.
"The bodies were removed from the home by the coroner's office, and Acting Coroner William Lisman said all signs point to the deaths being the result of a murder-suicide."
"MOHAVE VALLEY, AZ — Two Mohave Valley residents are dead following a murder/suicide, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.
"Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives responded to a shooting Monday evening, April 1. Dispatch advised that they received many calls stating that John Phillips had shot his wife and he planned to shoot himself, according to Trish Carter, MCSO spokeswoman.
"Approximately 8:41 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 1600 block of East Ironwood Drive. Upon arrival, deputies located two deceased subjects, inside the residence, identified as John Terry Phillips, 55, and Valerie Ann Corti-Phillips, 56, Carter said.
"John Phillips died of a possible gunshot wound to his head. It appears Valerie, his wife, died of several gunshot wounds to her head. The handgun was recovered at the scene. The investigation continues and autopsy results are pending, Carter said."
"MANCHESTER, PA — A Manchester Township couple who had been experiencing marital problems were found dead in their bedroom on Tuesday afternoon.
"Parag Patel, 43, fatally shot his 41-year-old wife, Niha Patel, in the head, then killed himself with a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to York County Chief Deputy Coroner Claude Stabley, who's ruled the incident a murder/suicide.
"No autopsies are planned, Stabley said.
"The bodies were found by adult family members about 1:45 p.m. in the master bedroom of the home on 970 Hedgegate Lane, but it appears the murder/suicide happened between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to Stabley.
"`She was in bed and he was on the floor next to the bed,` Stabley said. `She was in a position that indicated she might have been sleeping (when shot).`
"He said based on his examination at the scene, it appears both they died instantly or within a second or two.
"The couple's two children were at school when the shootings happened, but Niha Patel's mother and two other family members were home at the time, Stabley said.
"Investigators determined the couple had been going through marital issues, he said."
"ZIMMERMAN, MN — Two young siblings found dead in their home were drowned and their mother likely committed suicide, sheriff's officials in eastern Minnesota said Tuesday.
"The Sherburne County Sheriff's Department said autopsies showed Josephine Shields, 7, and her brother, Nolan, 6, were drowned and that their deaths have been ruled homicides.
"The body of their mother, Stephanie Shields, 35, was found Sunday along with her children in the family's home in Zimmerman, sheriff's officials said. The mother's death has been ruled a probable suicide, pending toxicology tests, according to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, which conducted the autopsies.
"A neighbor of the Shields family called 911 after discovering the bodies in their home about 10 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff's department said.
"Shields' husband and the children's father, Mark Shields, moved out of the family's home last week, said Sheriff Joel Brott. Mark Shields was a sergeant first class in the Minnesota National Guard, according to a statement the military released Monday.
"The children attended Zimmerman Elementary School where grief counselors were made available to students returning from spring break Tuesday.
"Zimmerman, a city of about 5,000 people, is about 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis."
"BAYOU VISTA, LA — On Saturday March 30, 2013 at 8:28 am the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a shooting at the Plantation Inn in Bayou Vista, LA. Upon arrival, deputies located an unresponsive male subject inside one of the motel rooms. Another subject, a 26 year old female from Bayou L'Ourse, was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center by Acadian Ambulance. The unresponsive male, identified as 36 year old Vernon Singleton of Morgan City, was pronounced deceased by the St. Mary Parish Coroner at the scene.
"Detectives determined that, while inside the motel room, Singleton produced a handgun and shot the female victim in the face while she was lying next to him in the bed. Singleton then turned the gun on himself, inflicting a single fatal gunshot wound to the head. The female victim was able to leave the room and seek help at the front desk of the motel.
"The victim was later transported to a hospital in New Orleans for treatment. Currently, she is in stable condition.
"The case remains under investigation."
"CUMBERLAND, RI — The man and woman killed in a murder-suicide Easter Sunday suffered from `severe medical issues,` police confirmed Tuesday.
"Cumberland Police Chief John Desmarais said Roland Bouvier, 73, shot Maria Bouvier, 70, twice in the torso before turning the gun on himself. Both husband and wife died from their injuries.
"Police were called to Victorian Court Complex on Nate Whipple Highway about 5 p.m. Sunday.
"Police said the family had just finished Easter dinner when the shooting happened. The couple's daughter and three granddaughters were in the home at the time.
"Desmarais confirmed Monday Roland Bouvier left a note at the scene which read, `No more pills, no more pain.` Desmarais confirmed Tuesday the couple had `severe medical issues` that were physical in nature."
"MYRTLE BEACH, SC — The Horry County Coroner's office is now ruling this shooting a murder suicide as a result of the autopsy.
"Horry County police are investigating a shooting at a home on 4192 John Luther Road in Socastee. Police say a man and woman have been shot and killed.
"The daughter of the couple found them inside the home this afternoon.
"Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the couple as Terry Vick, 55 and Harry Vick, 57.
"At this time it appears their deaths are an isolated incident, according to Sgt. Robert Kegler. Police are not looking for a suspect at this time."
"PHILADELPHIA, PA — Investigators say a husband fatally shot his wife inside their Center City high-rise apartment before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.
"The discovery was made at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Museum Towers hi-rise apartments near 18th and Buttonwood Streets in the Spring Garden section of the city.
"Investigators say 30-year-old Carlos Eugene Acosta fatally shot his wife, 29-year-old Rio Acosta Magden before taking his own life.
"Rio, a nurse at Hahnemann, was found dead in a bedroom area and her husband’s body was found nearby.
"The suspected weapon was recovered at the scene and sent to a crime lab for testing.
"Investigators believe the incident may have stemmed from a domestic problem."
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