Wednesday, April 23, 2014
"MESA, AZ — Police believe that a woman and girl found dead in a Mesa home Monday were part of a murder/suicide.
"Officers responded to a home on East Ingram Street Monday afternoon after a man arrived home from work and found his wife and daughter dead.
"Police have identified the 45-year-old woman as Marcia Wentzel and the 12-year-old girl as her daughter Caitlin.
"Both had reportedly been suffering from `debilitating, long-term medical conditions,` according to Mesa police.
"Inside the home, officials also found two suicide notes.
"It appears that the cause of death may have been asphyxiation or prescription drug overdose, but a medical examiner has not yet confirmed the cause.
"No suspects are in custody and police do not believe anyone else was involved.
"The investigation is ongoing."