Phoenix New Time is reporting today that the deaths of an Arizona mother and daughter found in an East Mesa home was most likely a murder-suicide. Mesa authorities say the bodies of 45-year-old Marcia Wentzel and her daughter Caitlin Wentzel, 12, were found dead inside the home. Right now, police say they are not looking for any suspects in the case.
Police were dispatched to the home after they received a call from a man stating that he had just arrived home when he found the bodies of his wife and daughter.
When officers arrived to the scene located on E Ingram St., they discovered the bodies of the two victims. Alongside the bodies were two suicide notes. Police learned that Marcia Lowe-Wentzel and daughter Caitlin were suffering from persistent and painful medical conditions that affected their quality of life.
According to WCSC-Live 5, there is an indication that one of the victims was asphyxiated but confirmation is still pending.
Neighbors say it is shocking to hear of such a crime there. By all accounts, the area is a nice and quiet family neighborhood.
Neighbors go on to tell media outlets that the Wentzel family seemed like a normal family that always waved as they passed. Sources say 12-year-old Caitlin Wentzel was wheelchair bound.
Police will release more details as they become available.