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Tragedy in Gladewater: Man allegedly kills wife, commits suicide in their home

A Gladewater couple was found dead in their home after what police believe to be a murder-suicide Fri. June 29 at 4 p.m.

According to reports from Gladewater police released the following day, the couple was found in the room of a home in the 1900 block of Shell Circle.

The preliminary investigation indicates 65-year-old Sarah Maines died after being shot by her husband, 66-year-old William Maines. Police believe William then took his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

There are no other suspects in the case, according to police, and autopsies will be completed on both bodies to confirm the findings of the preliminary investigation.

On behalf of GPD, Chief Robert Vine extended thoughts and prayers to the families involved in the tragic situation.

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