Saco Deaths Called Murder Suicide

by Christian Mower on July 28, 2014

Saco Maine – During a press conference this afternoon Maine State Police say the deaths of a Saco family late Saturday night was a quadruple murder-suicide. they went on to call it one of the worst cases of domestic violence in the state of Maine’s history.  Detectives said 33-year-old Joel Smith shot his family Saturday night with a 12 gauge shotgun and then turned the gun on himself. The bodies of Joel, his wife Heather Smith, and the couple’s three children — Jason Montez, 12,  Noah Montez, 7, and four year old Lily Smith were found in an apartment in Saco Maine after a maintenance worker was asked to check on them by a family friend.  Joel Smith’s body was found on the floor  with the gun by his side. There was no suicide note found. A family friend said Heather Smith told them that Joel had threatened suicide earlier that week.  Several neighbors said they had heard loud noises  Saturday night.

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