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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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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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cobaia February 09 2014 at 6:16 PM


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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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D February 10 2014 at 12:03 AM

So terribly sad...I cannot imagine a reason for this and I cannot imagine the grief of those in this large family who have lost two of their own in this manner. Sincere condolences to all who loved 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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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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ticknert2 February 09 2014 at 8:34 PM

Very sad. RIP.

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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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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 Rick 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 Rick 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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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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