Possible Murder Suicide

By: Lori Dougovito Email
By: Lori Dougovito Email

Lansing Police are investigating what they are calling a murder suicide of an estranged couple.

Police believe the husband shot the wife and then shot himself. Ingham County Animal Control confirms two dead dogs were taken from the home on Parkway Drive.

Police say around 8:30 Tuesday morning they received a call to check on the welfare of a resident living at 3907 Parkway Drive. When they arrived, police found two bodies inside the house. Investigators are not saying when they believe the murder suicide happened.

It's not clear if the couple lived in the home together. Neighbors tells us they saw the wife recently, outside, tending to her flowers. She worked in Lansing at the same place for a number of years.

Mayor Virg Bernero released his crime fighting plan last Thursday. He calls this, the city's 12th homicide this year, a terrible tragedy. Lansing Police stress this was not a random act of violence.

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  • by Missy Location: Lansing on Aug 25, 2007 at 08:30 AM
    Debbie was a dear woman, took care of her parents when they were dying, stood by Dan as long as she could. So sad that their lives ended this way. My prayers go out to Geoff. He was a good son to his mom.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 24, 2007 at 09:08 PM
    I am heartbroken over Debbie's murder. We were cousins and close playmates until we became teenager's. She was in an abusive marriage, and finally found the courage to leave. She told us how happy she was now that she was on her own. She was looking forward to her new life.....
  • by Godchild Location: lansing on Aug 23, 2007 at 11:14 AM
    I am sorry to hear you losss Brandon, I am praying for your father, uncle, aunt and cousin. My god give your family the strength to move forward through this sad tragedy. God Bless
  • by Jason Location: Clarksville, TN on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:42 PM
    Brandon, sorry for your families loss. I was Dan's friend. One of many that he had online. I will miss him and my prayers are with you and the rest of the family. I only knew Debbie through Dan, I am very sorry for her families loss too. What a shame.
  • by Dayanara Location: Charlotte on Aug 21, 2007 at 06:42 PM
    I met Deb when I worked at Hasselbring-Clark for six weeks. She was a very nice woman and I think it's terrible that she's gone. Best wishes to the entire family and lots of hugs, too.
  • by lilly Location: lansing on Aug 21, 2007 at 03:39 PM
    i wonder if this man lived on my street (hollyway) the police where there this afternoon taking guns out of the house
  • by Brandon Waidelich Location: East Lansing on Aug 21, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    This happened with my Uncle Dan Waidelich, and my Auny Debbie Waidelich. Dan was an alcoholic, from what I understand, he killed my Aunt, and then killed her pets... then himself. I asked that everyone pray for my Cousin Geoff, he's the son of my Uncle Dan. Also pray for my family, and hopefully we will all get through this, thank you. p.s I also ask that you pray for my father, Rich A Waidelich. We lost our mom a couple years back, and now this is happening to his brother, please pray for us. -Brandon Waidelich
  • by Brandon Waidelich Location: East Lansing on Aug 21, 2007 at 12:02 PM
    This is my uncle and aunt, Dan and Debbie Waidelich.
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