Benoit found dead with family in Atlanta, details
How Chris Benoit and his
family died is yet unknown, some new information has been
In its ongoing attempt to constantly outdo itself, the World
Wrestling Entertainment recently staged the death of Vincent
Mcmahon in an apparent limo explosion. Unfortunately, today
Chris Benoit was found dead at his Atlanta home. His wife Nancy
Benoit and his 7-year old son Daniel were also found dead on the
Lt. Tommy Pope of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department told
ABC News that Benoit had missed several appointments over the
weekend, leading concerned parties to ask police to do a
"welfare check." When sheriffs arrived at the Benoits' home,
they found the wrestler, his wife and their son dead.
There were no signs of gunshot wounds or stabbing, according to
Pope. Authorities are not ruling out other causes, such as
poisoning, suffocation or strangulation. Pope told ABC News that
his department is looking at this situation as a "possible
double murder, suicide."
Pope said "the instruments of death were located on scene," but
he would not specify what those instruments are or where in the
house the bodies were found. Pope added the department is "not
actively searching for any suspects outside of the house."
An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
However, it could be weeks before there is a result.
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Published on 06/25/2007