AP: Police say they will investigate Benoit deaths as homicide
Steve Gerweck - Monday, June 25 2007 - 9:13 PM
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Wrestler Chris Benoit, Wife and Child Found Dead

Last Edited: Monday, 25 Jun 2007, 8:36 PM EDT

Chris Benoit (Courtesy of wwe.com) FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities said professional wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and child were found slain Monday at their Fayette County home.

Lieutenant Tommy Pope of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department said the three were found about 2:30 p.m., but he would release no other details.

Pope said the deaths are being investigated as homicide, but the cause of death awaits autopsy results tomorrow.

He would not say how the bodies were discovered, or who found them.

The World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Website that the 40-year-old Benoit, his wife, Nancy, and his son Daniel were found dead but also had no other details.

The WWE said that instead of its programming Monday night on USA Network, it would air a three-hour tribute to Benoit.


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