Man found bodies of wife, daughter in Pembroke Pines murder-suicide, police say
November 23, 2010|By Linda Trischitta, Sun Sentinel
PEMBROKE PINES Officials are calling the deaths of 11-year-old Patricia Valentina Campos and her mother, Shirley Campos, a murder-suicide.
The two were found dead on Saturday at their Laguna Isles home. According to a police report released Monday, Edward Campos found the bodies of his wife and daughter.
He has been interviewed and is not a person of interest in the case, which has been closed, according to Pembroke Pines Police Sgt. Carlos Bermudez.
According to the incident report that contains narratives by several Pembroke Pines police officers:
Edward Campos returned from the movies to the house he owned with Shirley Campos in the 19400 block of Southwest 64th Street about 10:15 p.m. Friday.
He watched TV for several hours before going to the master bedroom and discovering the bodies of his wife and daughter.
Police were called about 1 a.m. Saturday by Edward Campos, 49, who told them he thought Shirley, also 49, had been depressed and was taking medication for anxiety.
Campos told officers he had taken his daughter to Flamingo Road Christian Academy on Friday morning. The couple did not own guns, he said.
At the scene he kept asking, "Why did she do this? Why would she take my daughter?"
Patricia Valentina Campos' death was ruled a homicide, primarily from two gunshots to her torso, Broward Medical Examiner's Office Investigator Tom Steinkamp said. Her mother's death was ruled a suicide, from a gunshot wound to the head.
Private services are planned for Wednesday.
Staff researcher Barbara Hijek contributed to this report.