Wednesday, October 29, 2014
"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."