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    AZ - Lawrence, 79, & Glenna Shapiro, 77, murdered, Paradise Valley, 30 Jan 2012

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    Lawrence and Glenna celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2010, the same year they founded a charitable organization, the Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro Family Foundation.
    They have three children: Susan, of Los Angeles, and twin sons David and Steven, of Salt Lake City.

    Police went to the Shapiro home Monday morning after Phoenix police alerted them that a burning vehicle near Seventh Street and Union Hills Drive was found registered to the Shapiros' address. An officer saw smoke coming from the home and called the fire department. Phoenix firefighters entered the home and found the bodies of two people.
    Paradise Valley police were still at the scene Tuesday, blocking De Los Circle with a squad car. Police tape surrounded the house, as police officers went in and out.


    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/community/n...#ixzz1lEYDNvA1

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    Family photos. Stunning couple. They had wealth.

    http://www.azcentral.com/photo/Commu...21455#phototop

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    This is so odd. This is the third wealthy, older couple that have both been found murdered around the country in recent months, or weeks? One couple in Massachusetts and one in Florida. What the heck is going on?

    I'm sure they're not related in any way, but such a creepy coincidence.

    JMHO
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    Bodies Bound, Burned to Death: Police

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/video/arizo...death-15497289

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    Who hated these people so much?

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    Omg, someone really had it out for this poor couple. How horrible for their family.

    Photo captures burned car of murdered PV couple
    http://www.azfamily.com/news/Photo-c...138541504.html

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    They're searching for an arsonist and a killer who bound Glenna and Lawrence Shapiro, set them on fire and left them for dead. Today we learned he fire was set in two bedrooms on opposite sides of their home.

    "The crime scene investigation revealed both victims were found on the master bedroom and had been bound. It appears the fire was started in two areas of the home, including the master bedroom," Bennett said.

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    In memoriam blog set up by family
    http://www.glennalawrenceshapiro.com/

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    secret service also investigating

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...ome?hpt=ju_bn6

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    I'm not sure why the secret service is involved. But this doctor's clinics served medical needs for 45% of medicare or medical patient's needs in their service area (not sure of the %, but somewhat. it's in at least one of the provided links). So, he MAY have some powerful connections.

    Anyway, by all accounts from what I'd read earlier, this couple was well loved and respected by many people. It's really frightening to see how someone can have everything, and in an instant it's gone, because you've met an untimely death.

    My deepest condolences to the Shapiro family and friends. They all must be in total disbelief.

    JMHO
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    Slain Arizona couple were parents to Salt Lake defense attorneys
    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/53...rents.html.csp

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    The Shapiros are the parents of David and Steven Shapiro, who have practiced law in Utah for nearly two decades.
    Steven Shapiro said the family was first notified by some of his parents’ neighbors about what had happened.
    "We were frequently together," Steven Shapiro said of his parents during a phone interview. "They had a home in Salt Lake and were frequently in town to visit their grandchildren. We were in touch often."


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    Random pondering: What did someone have to gain for this aweful crime? The binding and burning makes it seem personal. Was it a robbery? Did the fire destroy the home to the point of destroying all evidence? I wonder whether they had valuable art, collectables or jewelry at the home? Wonder whether they had received any threats? Any patient of the Doc lose a civil suit or family member and want to "get even"? Any angry former business partner? Sure hope the investigators can determine the why and who and bring justice for this couple.

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    I just read about this crime today - and WOW! What a horrible, horrible crime. I hope that they can find out who did this quickly. I cannot imagine why.

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    My guess is a robbery. Probably someone known to the victims, but not someone close. Wanted to get rid of evidence and witnesses at the same time.

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    http://www.azcentral.com/community/n...rests-brk.html

    Arrests have been made but they're not releasing any information.

    Not all crimes affect me, but this one did. What a beautiful, elegant couple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownRice View Post
    http://www.azcentral.com/community/n...rests-brk.html

    Arrests have been made but they're not releasing any information.

    Not all crimes affect me, but this one did. What a beautiful, elegant couple.
    Isn't it true that some cases affect us. Bless you BrownRice.

    From your link:

    "In order to protect the integrity of the investigation, we have not made any further press releases. When the time is appropriate, a press briefing or press release will be made available to all media members. The time frame at the moment is unknown,'' police Cmdr. Alan Laitsch told The Republic.

    LeMarr said, "Absolutely astronomical strides have been made since Monday."



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