Sunday, June 10, 2012

Houston, TX: Retired Texas Firefighter, Wife Found Dead In Home

HOUSTON (June 10, 2012)—A retired firefighter and his wife have been found dead in their Houston home in what may have been a murder suicide.

Police identified the couple as Eugene and Sheila Scott.

Police spokesman John Cannon said officers were sent to the Scott's home after receiving a 911 call before midnight Friday from a man who said he had just killed his wife and then hung up.

The responding officers found the house locked and called in a SWAT team and hostage negotiators.

Unable to contact anyone inside, police sent in a robot with a camera that discovered the bodies in a back bedroom.

Cannon says an autopsy will confirm the cause of death.

Eugene Scott worked as a Houston firefighter for more than 20 years before retiring about two years ago.

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