Chris Benoit, his wife and seven-year-old son were found dead at their home in Fayetteville, Georgia yesterday. Today, police are calling it a murder-suicide. The bodies were found in three separate rooms and it’s suspected Benoit took his own life after killing his wife and son.
Benoit’s employer, World Wrestling Entertainment, said in a statement on its Web site that he canceled two events in Texas over the weekend, citing an undisclosed family emergency.
Benoit then sent “several curious text messages” to friends early Sunday morning and this prompted authorities to check on Benoit and his family at their home, the statement said.
TMZ has the bizarre details on what may have transpired over the weekend.
Several Atlanta-based law enforcement sources have told TMZ Benoit may have strangled his wife on Saturday, then smothered his son in his bed a day later. Investigators refuse to officially comment, pending final confirmation by the coroner on the cause and time of the deaths.
One source told TMZ that Benoit was texting friends during Sunday’s WWE “Vengeance” Pay-Per-View program — possibly watching the show with his son, who may have been alive at the time.
According to sources, Benoit then hanged himself Monday in a weight room inside the family home.
That’s insane. Can I make a joke out of this? One that doesn’t make me look like an ass? Survey says….maybe.