LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Three people are dead near Lufkin after an apparent double murder-suicide.
Investigators believe 45-year-old Rickey Mullin, of Lufkin, shot and killed his estranged wife and her mother before turning the gun on himself. Authorities found the bodies of 35-year-old Margaret Renee Mullin and her mother, 58-year-old Brenda Sue Mayo Alderman in a van and Rickey Mullin's body in the yard of his home just outside Lufkin Saturday morning. The women lived in Nacogdoches.
Renee Mullin had filed for divorce in November.
Angelina County Sheriff's investigator David Rodriguez says the women came over to the residence and "something went horribly wrong," The Lufkin Daily News reported in its online edition Sunday.
Rodriguez says there were reports of shots being fired into a van. He says the cab of the van was destroyed.
Autopsies have been ordered.
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.
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