Tuesday, September 30, 2014
"WILLARD, MO — Investigators with the Greene County Sheriff's Department have identified two people shot to death Monday night. They now consider the shootings to be a murder/suicide.
"Sandra Pendergrass, 48, of Bois D'Arc, was found shot to death in the road in the 600 block of Pershing in Willard, Missouri about 7:30pm.
"Witnesses called deputies after seeing a man point a gun at Pendergrass on Farm Road 124, then drive off with her in a pickup truck.
"Investigators then went to Dade County, where they found Pendergrass' estranged husband, Todd Pendergrass, 48, dead of apparent suicide.
"Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott released a statement Tuesday, saying; `Investigators learned that Todd Pendergrass had confessed to killing Sandra to his daughter and brother before taking his own life. Our condolences are with the Pendergrass family as they cope with this double tragedy.`
"Autopsies on the couple are scheduled later this week. Arnott says the investigation is still on-going."