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2 sisters of Iowa state rep found dead

Iowa Legislature

PITTSBURGH (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. Family members, most of whom live in Iowa, said they're still trying to figure out what happened.

A sister, Mary Wolfe, is an Iowa Democratic state representative who lives in Clinton. Her website says she is the oldest of eight children, six girls and two boys.

On her Facebook page Saturday night, Rep. Wolfe thanked friends, neighbors and colleagues for their support.

"We are so grateful," she wrote. "Heartbroken, but grateful."

The medical examiner's office has not released causes of death, but police say it appears the women had been shot.

Neighbors said the area is normally quiet and safe.

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parksle2 February 09 2014 at 6:14 PM

Apparently it was Pittsburgh PA

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Fred February 09 2014 at 8:04 PM

How does a person appear to be shot? Either theres a hole or theres not.

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carpro33 Fred February 09 2014 at 9:27 PM

Fred, did you forget this is, after all, AOL we are talking about.

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cobaia February 09 2014 at 6:16 PM


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Yolanda February 09 2014 at 7:28 PM

I'm trying to figure out what the african american woman is showing them on her phone - the screen is facing us, not them. ????

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jigokurei February 09 2014 at 7:32 PM

My first guess would be a client of the psychiatrist.

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kingofswords72 jigokurei February 09 2014 at 8:03 PM

Rather than client, I'd say more likely ward/inmate of the State.

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williamlevi123 February 09 2014 at 8:06 PM

My condolences to the family.

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Denise February 09 2014 at 8:23 PM

They each died from a single gunshot to the head. More like execution style.

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Sicilian Cowgirl February 09 2014 at 9:34 PM

this article tells us NOTHING

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talari Sicilian Cowgirl February 09 2014 at 10:57 PM

They don't know ANYTHING,

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todd2ds February 09 2014 at 10:33 PM

God bless the family and may they find the people or person that did this unhumana act.

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moody2night February 10 2014 at 4:08 AM

I would say that's a strong message! But as long a politicians lie to there fellow Americans and run states with blind eye what do u think the future holds.. Major land grabs going on

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