Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Murder-Suicide in Walton County

Another Georgia couple is dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

The incident happened Friday night in the 3600 block of Pointer Road. The sheriff's office received a 911 call from the home about a domestic disturbance.

When deputies arrived, they found Ralph Dillion, 58, and Shirley Snyder, 39, dead of gunshot wounds in the master bedroom. A handgun was found nearby.

"It appears to us it was a murder-suicide," Chief Deputy Bruce Wright told the AJC. "I don't want to speculate further yet."

Snyder's two children lived in the home, but they were not there at the time of the killings. The children have been taken in by relatives, Wright said.
Our thoughts and prayers, as always, are with the children and Snyder family.

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