Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Couple May Have Been Dead For Days

"IOLA, TX — Grimes County sheriff’s investigators have deemed the deaths of a married Iola couple a murder-suicide.

"Deputies discovered the bodies of 55-year-old Noemi Pullantes Chandler and 64-year-old Dan William Chandler while doing a welfare check at their home in the 10000 block of F.M. 244 about 8 p.m. Monday.

"A friend had last seen the couple Friday and called authorities, who looked through a window to find the man in a chair and the woman on the floor in the living room, Sheriff Don Sowell said.

"Preliminary autopsy results showed that Noemi Chandler died from a gunshot wound to the lower back while Dan Chandler died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Investigators said the shooting likely took place 2 to 3 days before deputies found the bodies.

"The couple had been married for five years.

"Sowell said on-going marital problems may have contributed to the incident."


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