Dad Kills Wife & Step-Daughter — Both Terminally Ill — in Double Murder-Suicide – Crime Online
Share this @internewscast.com


A Florida man called 911 after fatally shooting his elderly wife and his adult stepdaughter on Wednesday in what is being investigated as a double murder-suicide.

Thomas Schultz, 64, was found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Riverside home, where the bodies of his 80-year-old wife and stepdaughter, who was in her 50s, were also discovered. Before taking his own life, Shultz called the police claiming they were in an “impossible situation” and was planning to harm himself, according to WFLA.

“I have to go, I’m fixing to shoot myself,” Shultz also told the 911 dispatcher before abruptly ending the call, WFTS reported.

Shultz’s wife and stepdaughter reportedly had terminal illnesses. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said the stepdaughter was found lying on a hospital bed with a feeding tube attached, according to WFLA.

Shultz was reportedly found on the back porch next to a revolver while his wife was in a bedroom. Chronister said it appears both women were fatally shot in bed as they slept, according to WTVT.

“We have had no previous calls for service at this residence. None of the occupants have any type of criminal history,” he commented.

Chronister also noted that the 911 dispatcher who handled Wednesday’s call recently lost a family member to suicide. The nature of the two women’s illnesses was not disclosed.

For the latest true crime and justice news, subscribe to the ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ podcast. Listen to the latest episode:

Join Nancy Grace for her new online video series designed to help you protect what you love most — your children.

[Featured image: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]



Share this @internewscast.com
You May Also Like

Cops Find Toddler Abandoned in Car on Interstate Highway – Crime Online

Georgia police found a toddler in an abandon car on an interstate…

The Gruesome Practices Of Recently-Arrested Thai Cult Leader Thawee Nanra

An overwhelming majority of the Thai population is Buddhist. According to a…

Three people injured in Fourth of July shooting in Denver

DENVER — At least three people were injured during a shooting in Denver Monday…

Foster parents arrested after child suffers seizure stemming from abuse, BCSO says

SAN ANTONIO – Details in this story may be disturbing and hard…

FBI Assists Australia with Amber Heard Perjury Probe

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard recorded an apology video in 2016 surrounding…

Meta Used Too Many Footnotes in FTC Lawsuit Document: Judge

A federal judge on Friday gave a proverbial thumbs-down to a legal…

Amber Heard Files to Have Jury Judgement Against Her Tossed Out, Claims Johnny Depp Didn’t Prove His Case – Crime Online

Attorneys for Amber Heard filed a 43-page motion last week asking a…

David Dwayne Anderson Guilty of 1981 Murder of Sylvia Quayle

David Dwayne Anderson and Sylvia Quayle. Law enforcement authorities in Colorado have…