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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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Ghetto Cat February 10 2014 at 7:32 AM

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

I don't want to play armchair-cop but that sounds strange.

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rlmcanoe February 10 2014 at 6:53 AM

sounds fishy to me, hope they catch whom ever did this, the car is parked away from the house, why?

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Chris February 10 2014 at 6:20 AM

There is no place safe anymore. As long as different states get to allow people to commit crimes and there not be much of a penalty for the crime it will go on. As long as a person on death row, does not get put to death right away and gets to stay in prison for 15 years before they are put to death, crime will continue. The USA has to get back to the basics. An eye for an eye. Rape, penalty, death. First and 2nd degree murder, Death. No appeal.

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ooc5477 February 10 2014 at 8:11 AM

Problem is, when people are too quickly put to death (cannot be reversed!), they may be found to be innocent--although with modern crime methods, generally, evidence points to the proper person--but still, we don't want to execute an innocent person.

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d3oz February 10 2014 at 8:27 AM

I do not know of one prisoner who has been put to death to quickly. Tommy Sales who admitted to killing more than 50 people (mostly women and children) has been on death roll for about 18 yrs now in Texas. He murdered a whole family which the mother was pregnant but he waited until she gave birth then killed infant and mother! He gets letters from his girlfriend and wrote a book. This is so wrong. Go read Through the Window. I think this would change your mind.

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elj11232 February 10 2014 at 6:07 AM

Is this country justice coming to visit the dems? Is this just a coming attraction for all the wrongs the libocrats have done and are doing to the people they are meant to represent but now RESENT because they...well because they exist? Lets hope that if they continue on the path they are now on doesnt end in more blood shed. lets just hope this "shot across the bow" brings them into a better understanding of who they really work for.

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jaluty February 10 2014 at 6:13 AM

Your an *******.

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nordar03 February 10 2014 at 6:49 AM

I second that!

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bigkest February 10 2014 at 6:55 AM

Awwww, does the truth hurt, liberal drug addict?! Your low-life democrats voted in a DOJ nominee who was tied to the case of a convicted cop-killer, and won preliminary approval due to your favorite political party. The Republicans (who you despise) were the only ones who voted against this. They wouldn't even let the dead cops wife testify against the decision of choosing this piece of garbage. So, low-life, this is the bed that the dems made. For 'ANYONE' to ever vote 'D' again, is a complete lunatic!

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felic2011 February 10 2014 at 7:45 AM

Most likely a Right Wing gun owner. Why do you people always have this Palinesque language. "shot across the bow"? Idiotic!

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bigkest February 10 2014 at 9:22 AM

A right wing gun owner is better than being a leftist coward/drug addict!

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dal February 10 2014 at 5:53 AM

Me thinks huffington could had found a better, more suited photo for their headline.

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regs488 February 10 2014 at 5:06 AM

That's how they do it here in Iowa.

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jaluty February 10 2014 at 6:14 AM

That certainly isn't anything to be proud of.

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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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heymanyc February 10 2014 at 3:36 AM

Was probably someone who wanted to get even with all this Government control. If they can't get the leaders they go after there love ones like back in the day. And yes i wonder which lady it is because there is a bunch of people smiling and i get that its an older pic but is that the best you can find. Cheap news.

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Rick February 10 2014 at 12:35 AM

2 sisters are murdered and they have a picture of everyone smiling while taking a group selfie? Tell me they put in the wrong picture with this caption! I figured they would have corrected it by now......

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cafebeege February 10 2014 at 1:18 AM

That was probably a shot taken at a political gathering of the Rep. sister. It was taken long before any murders.

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ninahaskell February 10 2014 at 2:33 AM

I know...like who are the people in the picture? Is one of them the rep? Are the 2 women the dead sisters? how unclear can you get

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DCD February 10 2014 at 12:12 AM

I can't believe there are this many imbeciles that respond to this article!

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