OXFORD COUNTY, ME. (THECOUNT) — Heather Bickford and Dana Hill, from Canton, Maine, have been identified as the man and woman found inside a South Paris apartment Tuesday night, according to officials.
The bodies of Bickford and Hill, both 31, were discovered in an apartment adjacent to the Market Square Restaurant after police were called to perform a welfare check at the location around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according Maine State Police.
Market Square Restaurant is located at 24 Market St, in South Paris, Maine.
Bickford’s two children, ages 8 and 2 months, were present in the apartment but were uninjured. They have been placed in HHS custody, according to wgme.
Police say they were called to the apartment around 8:30 p.m. by a man who knows the couple. Continue reading
SMYRNA, TN. (THECOUNT) — James T. Barnes has been identified as the shooter in an apparent murder-suicide inside a Smyrna, Tennessee, home Sunday.
Barnes, 43, shot and killed his wife, Tiffany Barnes, 32, before turning the gun on himself, according to Smyrna Police.
Police responded to the Wisdom Way residence on a call of shots fired stemming from a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male and female suffering from gunshot wounds on the floor of a bedroom.
Four children were located uninjured inside the home, located on Wisdom Way, in Smyrna.
All four of the Barnes’ underage children were at home at the time of the murder-suicide. Non were physically harmed and the kids are now staying with family. Continue reading
ISOM, KY. (THECOUNT) — Dempsey Cole, 61, and Tonya Cole, 55, have been identified as the husband and wife found dead in a residential garage near KY-15 in the Isom community of Letcher County around 8:23 Monday night.
Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
Police received a call from a concerned family member stating they had located two deceased adults at a residence. When troopers arrived at the scene, they discovered the couple in the garage of their home suffering from gunshot wounds.
They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Autopsies are scheduled for both bodies in Frankfort. Continue reading
PRICES CORNER, DE. (THECOUNT) — Matthew Edwards has been identified as the shooter in a horrific Wilmington murder-suicide involving an entire Delaware family.
Police say, Edwards, 42, shot his wife 41-year-old Julie Burton Edwards, and their children, 6-year-old Jacob, 4-year-old Brinley, and 3-year-old Paxton, before turning the weapon on himself.
The dead were discovered shot to death in the second floor of the family home.
Police say Matthew Edwards died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police were called around 8 p.m. Monday to the home on the 2700 block of Ferris Road. Continue reading
LA PLATA, MD. (THECOUNT) — Brian Duncan Davis has been identified as the man who shot and killed his 3-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself at a park in La Plata, Maryland, Sunday, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office says.
Davis, 33, was supposed to bring his daughter, Maddie Sabre Davis, back home to her mother at 6:30 p.m., but the two never arrived. He was later located dead along with his daughter at Gilbert Run Park located at 13140 Charles Street, La Plata, MD.
Deputies were called to Gilbert Run Park at 13140 Charles Street at 7:35 p.m. Sunday for a death investigation. Investigators say 33-year-old Brian Duncan Davis had a court-ordered visit with his daughter, Maddie Sabre Davis, On Sunday. He was supposed to bring the toddler back home at 6:30 p.m., but the two never arrived. Continue reading
Melitha Metaits Lee and Eddie Colon Jr., have been identified as the victims in a double-fatal Winston-Salem shooting overnight.
Lee, 41, and Colon, 30, were shot dead in Winston-Salem early Monday in the 200 block of Saponi Village Court, according to a police press release.
The victims were engaged in argument when Colon Jr. fired a weapon at Lee and her two teen daughters. Lee was shot at least once in the torso and Colon Jr. then turned the gun on himself, reports say. Continue reading
Tina Marie Knighten of Asheville, NC, has been named as the woman found dead in a murder and attempted suicide early Saturday morning.
The Asheville Police Department responded to Walton Street at 2:43 a.m. in response to reports of a suicide attempt. When officers arrived on scene, Alvin William Wilson, 54, was attempting to harm himself. He informed officers that he had already “harmed his girlfriend.”
62-year-old Knighten was later found deceased a few blocks away inside a Bartlett Street residence. Continue reading
Casey Clark has been named as one of the dead in a Columbus, GA., murder-suicide.
Clark, 29, died after being shot by 56-year-old Denis McGibney. He then turned the gun on himself. The relationship between the pair is unclear.
Police say the murder-suicide occurred at Greystone Falls Apartments, 1701 Williams Court, Columbus, GA 31904.
On Sunday, March 20 around 1:10 p.m. police received a welfare check call at the apartment by friends of Clark who stated she would not answer the door and they could hear a baby crying.
When police arrived, entry was made into the apartment by forcing open the front door. Once inside the apartment, they discovered a deceased male and female. The baby was located unharmed. Continue reading
The Jackson Township Police Department is saying two teens were found dead in a wooded area south of Portage Road at about 8:29 p.m. Friday. The deaths are being investigated as a double suicide or murder-suicide. The pair were students at Northwest High School.
The fatal incident comes on the heels of a 13-year-old boy who shot himself inside of Jackson Memorial Middle School on Tuesday. He later died of his injuries.
Police received a call to check on the welfare of two teens. An officer found them in a wooded area south of Portage Road at about 8:29 p.m. Friday. Jackson Township police said a 16-year-old Lawrence Township girl was pronounced dead at the scene. A 17-year-old Canal Fulton boy was taken to the hospital, where he died at about 2 a.m. Saturday. According to police, a handgun was found at the scene. The deaths are being investigated as a possible double suicide or a homicide-suicide. Continue reading
A grizzly murder scene is playing out at an upscale waterfront resort in Galveston after witnesses reported shots fired on the 8th floor in the early morning hours Monday.
Upon arrival, Galveston police say they discovered three people dead and another injured at the San Luis Resort located in Galveston.
Police are investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
Galveston police said authorities started receiving calls about gunshots coming from the 8th floor about 4:30 a.m. Officers arrived and found four people had been shot, police said. Three of them were dead, and the fourth person was critically wounded. Continue reading