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Mary Wolfe: Victims shot to death, sisters' murder prompts police investigation

A sheriff's police car up close
A sheriff's police car up close
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Mary Wolfe, the Iowa Democratic Rep., has hit headlines this week after the bodies of two women — Wolfe’s sisters — were found murdered in a local Pittsburgh residence. The victims were said by police to be shot to death in the head, though a majority of details surrounding the fatal crime remain a mystery at this time. NewsMax shares this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, that the tragic killings have prompted a full investigation; no potential suspects have been named or taken into custody yet.

Both bodies of Mary Wolfe’s sisters were found late on Friday afternoon in the basement of the Pittsburgh home. The victims have been identified as 38-year-old Sarah Wolfe and 44-year-old Susan Wolfe, and were being actively searched for after neither woman showed up to work on Friday morning.

Police officials have confirmed that Sarah Wolfe’s car was located several hours later at roughly 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning, parked almost a full mile away from the crime scene. Sarah worked as a certified psychiatrist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, while Susan was a teacher’s aide in Pittsburg at Hillel Academy.

The grieving family member, Mary Wolfe, serves as the Democratic state representative of Iowa and currently lives in Clinton. She is the oldest of eight children; her siblings consisted of two boys and six girls.

“Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel Herrmann said they don't have a motive for the brutal killings, and there were no signs of forced entry into the home. Family members, most of whom live in Iowa, said they're still trying to figure out what happened.”

According to the medical examiner’s office, the two female victims were shot to death. Both sisters to Mary Wolfe died of a "single gunshot wound to the head." As part of the police investigation at this time, law enforcement officials are asking the public for any help or information they may provide on this tragic crime. The case is ongoing, while Rep. Wolfe has thanked the public for their support during this difficult period.

The victims’ sister took to Facebook this weekend, with the Iowa Rep. saying the outreaching of comfort means a lot.

"We are so grateful," she wrote on the social media site. "Heartbroken, but grateful."