Crisis In The Family Courts

Cedar Hill couple's deaths may be murder-suicide

Posted in domestic law by abatteredmother on March 18, 2010

07:10 AM CDT on Thursday, March 18, 2010

JON NIELSEN / The Dallas Morning News

A man and woman were found dead Wednesday morning in an apparent murder-suicide at their home, a city spokesman said.

Friends hadn’t heard from the husband in several days and went to check on him at the couple’s home in the 1500 block of Sharon Drive about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. They called police after finding the bodies of the two, who had been married about four years. The DallasCounty medical examiner’s office identified the couple as Jerry and Amy Mayfield of Cedar Hill.

City spokesman Corky Brown said detectives found Amy Mayfield, 37, wrapped in a sheet in the garage of the home near Kingswood Park, west of State Highway 67. Jerry Mayfield, 45, was found in his car parked in the garage. Both appeared to have died from gunshot wounds, Brown said.

He said it’s unclear when the slayings occurred, but the husband had left notes and e-mails for detectives detailing their deaths.

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