Update: WWE's Chris Benoit, wife, son found dead
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Update: TMZ reports that Chris Benoit bound his wife’s hands and feet, then strangled her on Friday in the home’s office, wrapping her in a towel. He smothered his son, who was found facedown in bed, on Saturday morning. Both bodies were found with Bibles near them. Chris then hung himself in his weight room either late Saturday or early Sunday.
Authorities are investigating whether steroid usage may have been a factor.
TMZ also reports that Nancy had filed for divorce in 2003, alleging domestic violence. She withdrew her claim months later.
Update 6:18 am: Authorities said this morningthat they are not searching for any suspects and that details of thedeaths are ‘going to prove a little bizarre’ when made public. They nowbelieve Chris killed his wife on Saturday, his son on Sunday, and thenhimself on Monday. Chris’ body was found in his weight room, his wife’sbody was found in the living room, and his son’s body was found in hisbedroom.
Update June 26th 11:30 pm: Authorities announced this eveningthat they believe the deaths were a murder-suicide. It is thought Chriskilled his wife and son sometime this past weekend, then himself onMonday. The bodies were found in three different rooms. A concernedneighbor had called police earlier today.
Originally posted June 25th 8:30 pm:WWE’s Chris Benoit, 40, his wife Nancy Daus-Sullivan, and their son Daniel Christopher, 7, have died.
The wrestler, his wife, and son were found dead at 2:30 pm in theirAtlanta home. The story is developing — the deaths are beinginvestigated as homicides. Police will not release a cause of deathexcept to say the family was not shot or stabbed.
Autopsies are expected to be completed on Tuesday. Chris wasscheduled to perform during a pay-per-view event last evening, butcanceled to attend to a family emergency.
Chris leaves two surviving children, David and Megan, from a previous relationship.
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