New Ulm Police Call Leads to Discovery of Bodies 22 Mar 13

A call from the New Ulm Police Department has led to the discovery of a double murder-suicide over a thousand miles away.

San Antonio police reportedly received a call from New Ulm authorities, asking them to conduct a welfare check on a J & R Schugel truck-driving team that hadn’t been heard from in more than two weeks.

Officers went to a home on San Antonio’s west side Thursday morning and found three shooting victims: a 76-year-old man, a 67-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man.

Investigators believe the elderly man shot the other two victims before turning a .22-caliber rifle on himself.

Police have not released the identities of the victims.

The elderly man and the woman were apparently dating, while the other dead man was reportedly the woman’s son.

It is unclear if any of the victims have a connection to Minnesota.