Sunday, May 25, 2014
"ANSON, TX — Anson police learned Friday that the women involved in a murder/suicide case weren’t actually related despite the indication on their housing applications.
"The two yet-to-be-identified women lived in two separate apartments within government housing in the 900 block of Avenue K. Police were called to the victim’s apartment Wednesday night after a 911 caller told dispatchers she was unable to enter the apartment and could smell a foul odor.
"Responding officers saw the deceased victim sitting in a chair with a gunshot wound.
"Anson Police Chief David Moore said Thursday that the murder could have taken place as early as Monday. On Friday, Moore told [reporters] that the medical examiners in Tarrant County are unable to discern whether the victim had any pre-existing medical conditions because her organs were too decomposed upon their receipt of her body.
"Moore said the victim and alleged shooter, who police said later committed suicide, listed each other as cousins on their housing applications. That is why police told the media Thursday they believed the pair were related. Moore said the two women have been acquainted since the age of 14 and he cannot yet speculate on the non-family relationship between the two.
"There is still no known motive behind the crime. The names of those involved will not be released until all family members have been notified of the deaths."