Sunday, May 11, 2014
"MURPHY, TX — A woman killed two people, including her former boyfriend, at his home in Murphy before fatally shooting herself outside a Dallas home, authorities say.
"Michelle Boyer, 45, was linked to the slayings after she was found dead Saturday afternoon in a car in the 100 block of Leda Drive, northeast of White Rock Lake.
"Police said they found a handgun similar to the weapon that is believed to have killed Jonathan Masin, 40, and Amy Picchiotti, 38, in Murphy.
"They also found a note near Boyer’s body that included information about the shootings. Details of the note were not released, but a written statement from the city of Murphy said her breakup with Masin `led to this murder/suicide.`
"Masin’s and Picchiotti’s bodies were found about 8:30 a.m. in separate rooms in his home on 131 Sherwood Drive after a concerned relative contacted police. Neighbors said they had heard what might have been gunshots about 6:30 a.m.
"According to public records, Boyer had once lived at Masin’s home in Murphy. Picchiotti lived in Dallas, less than three miles from where Boyer’s body was found.
"Boyer and Masin both apparently had worked at Texas Instruments.
"The resident of the Dallas home where Boyer’s body was found declined to comment, saying he wanted to give her family a chance to comment.
"A neighbor said he recognized Boyer, as her body was being removed from her vehicle, which was also familiar to him.
"`It’s just a sad thing, all the way around,` said Tim Powell."