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    PA - Susan, 44, & Sarah Wolfe, 38, murdered in their Pittsburgh home, 6 Feb 2014

    Iowa state representative's sisters found dead in apparent homicide, police say. (AP)
    Two sisters of an Iowa state representative have been found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in the Pittsburgh home they shared, and police are investigating the case as a double homicide.

    The bodies of 44-year-old Susan Wolfe and 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe were found Friday afternoon in their basement after they didn't show up for work, authorities said. Police found Sarah Wolfe's car around 1:15 a.m. Saturday parked nearly a mile away.

    Sarah Wolfe was a psychiatrist for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and Susan Wolfe was a teacher's aide at Hillel Academy in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

    Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel Herrmann said they don't have a motive for the killings, and there were no signs of forced entry.
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    A sister, Mary Wolfe, is an Iowa Democratic state representative who lives in Clinton.
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    The medical examiner's office has not released causes of death, but police say it appears the women had been shot.
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    more at the link

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    Shortly after moving to East Liberty, Sarah Wolfe's house was burglarized. She contacted Ms. Carter for advice on replacing a broken pane of glass. Ms. Carter said she counseled her former tenant to get an alarm system but does not know if she followed through with her suggestion.

    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/ci...#ixzz2srOIhk5G

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    So....a patient, perhaps? Prowler?

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    Sarah told her employers she had an appt at 5:30? Wonder where?

    The fact that her car was parked a mile away from the house and her coworkers contacted law enforcement right away when she didn't show for work tells me there may be an obvious suspect and we just haven't heard it yet.

    So sad. Both women seemed to have so much going for them.

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    No sign of forced entry and the friends let the police in? So someone else had keys to the place?
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...annon+sherrill

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    Is there an exhusband or ex boyfriend around?
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmaryjean View Post
    No sign of forced entry and the friends let the police in? So someone else had keys to the place?
    Since it was a newly purchased home in Dec, maybe a door lock had not been changed yet and someone related to last owner had a key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hejlena View Post
    Sarah told her employers she had an appt at 5:30? Wonder where?

    The fact that her car was parked a mile away from the house and her coworkers contacted law enforcement right away when she didn't show for work tells me there may be an obvious suspect and we just haven't heard it yet.

    So sad. Both women seemed to have so much going for them.
    Sorry to quote my own post but I was mistaken. It was Sarah's car that was found parked a mile away, but it was her sister Susan's coworkers who called police when she she didn't show for her teacher's aide job. That leaves me stumped again.

    I hope they find who did this soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmaryjean View Post
    No sign of forced entry and the friends let the police in? So someone else had keys to the place?
    I wonder if this was tied to the 5:30 appointment. Renting out a room? Interviewing someone for something? Selling something?

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    http://m.clintonherald.com/clintonhe...tguid=TGRU3PUJ

    Gunshot wounds to each woman's head. .
    Manner of death homicide.
    Found next to each other in basement.

    Interesting that the other articles simply stated Sarah's car was found a mile away. This article says "car connected to the crime" was found a mile away.


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    http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/f...ry_left_column

    House "ransacked" in December when the two women were out to dinner. A co-worker says the women installed many security measures after that incident.

    Maybe they installed something that can help catch the perp.

    I have two thoughts:

    1. Someone got the impression that Sarah being a psychiatrist would mean there were drugs/access to a way to get drugs in the home or

    2. A family member of one of Sarah's clients was stalking her. It was said that Sarah worked with child victims of abuse. Abuser? Psychiatrist's reports are often included in court/mediation records. Someone may have gone over the edge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmaryjean View Post
    No sign of forced entry and the friends let the police in? So someone else had keys to the place?
    Now that msm is describing Sarah's car as "connected to the crime" I wonder if for some reason they let perp in and then perp took keys, locked door, and took the car after the crime? Seems odd to me, but maybe locked door in a misguided effort to buy time/hide the crime?

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    “Everybody's a suspect right now,” said Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel Herrmann.
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    Herrmann said Sarah Wolfe's boyfriend, Matthew Buchholz of Friendship, was “cooperating 100 percent” with investigators.
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    good article:

    http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/5...#axzz2srp14n5u

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    "Meanwhile, Pittsburgh Police Major Crimes Lt. Daniel Herrmann said police are asking the public for information about anything that may have been seen or heard between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. near the sisters' home or near where their car was discovered about a mile away. "We're asking anyone in the East Liberty area or Highland Park to call us if they can give us a piece of the puzzle. We're particularly interested in Thursday evening, say between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.," he said. The telephone number for the homicide squad is 412-323-7161."

    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/re...s/201402090179

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    Dr. Karl Williams said that Susan Wolfe, 44, and Sarah Wolfe, 38, had "other injuries" but that those injuries did not contribute to the women's deaths. He declined to elaborate. "I'm not willing to talk about their other injuries other than to say that they did not contribute to their deaths," Dr. Williams said. He would not answer whether the women were sexually assaulted.
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    Lieutenant Herrmann said police have been able to identify video cameras in the vicinity and are working to pull information from those cameras.
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    “We believe the murderer took the car (from the house,)” said George Trosky, assistant chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/re...s/201402090179

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