Shreveport pastor, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Shreveport pastor, wife dead in apparent murder-suicide

Posted: Updated:
Pastor Willie Guiden, in an interview with KSLA News 12 in September 15, 2009 Pastor Willie Guiden, in an interview with KSLA News 12 in September 15, 2009
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Army rejects EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden

    Army rejects EPA's order to clean up Camp Minden

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:53:02 GMT
    Authorities have said Explo improperly stored tons of a military propellant at Camp Minden, causing evacuation of the town of Doyline in October 2013. (Source: Louisiana State Police)Authorities have said Explo improperly stored tons of a military propellant at Camp Minden, causing evacuation of the town of Doyline in October 2013. (Source: Louisiana State Police)
    The U.S. Army said it will not comply with the EPA's order that it clean up propellant it shipped to Camp Minden, hedging on the bet that the environmental agency doesn't have the authority to even make the demand.More >>
    The U.S. Army said it will not comply with the EPA's order that it clean up propellant it shipped to Camp Minden, hedging on the bet that the environmental agency doesn't have the authority to even make the demand.More >>
  • Reward offered in Sabine Parish murder case

    Reward offered in Sabine Parish murder case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:44:59 GMT
    A reward is being offered for information about the death of a Sabine Parish man found in his burned out home earlier this month.A reward is being offered for information about the death of a Sabine Parish man found in his burned out home earlier this month.
    In an effort to boost their investigation of an early July murder, Sabine Parish deputies are now offering a large reward for information about the murder of a man whose remains were found earlier this month after his house went up in flames.More >>
    In an effort to boost their investigation of an early July murder, Sabine Parish deputies are now offering a large reward for information about the murder of a man whose remains were found earlier this month after his house went up in flames.More >>
  • Man killed in Cass County shooting wanted in Texas

    Man killed in Cass County shooting wanted in Texas

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:21:26 GMT
    Cass County Sheriff's deputies work the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Bloomburg.Cass County Sheriff's deputies work the scene of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon in Bloomburg.
    The deputy involved in a fatal shooting Sunday evening in Cass County has been identified, along with the man authorities say he was attempting to serve with felony warrants. More >>
    The deputy involved in a fatal shooting Sunday evening in Cass County has been identified, along with the man authorities say he was attempting to serve with felony warrants. More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport pastor and his wife are dead in what the Caddo Parish Coroner is calling "an apparent murder-suicide."  Dr. Todd Thoma says Willie Guiden and his wife Jane, both 60, were found shot to death inside their Southern Hills home Friday morning. 

Police say their concerned relatives called police to report suspicious circumstances just after 10: a.m. when they were unable to reach anyone in the home by phone or by knocking on the door.  After determining there had not been any forced entry into the home, police themselves forced their way in and discovered the bodies. 

Jane Guiden was found in the hallway.  Her husband lay dead in the living room at the end of the same hallway. 

The coroner believes the couple died sometime Thursday night.  Detectives are still working to piece together exactly what led to the shooting, but based on information and evidence gathered at the scene, they now believe Willie Guiden shot and killed his wife and then shot himself. 

A handgun was recovered in the home. 

Guiden was pastor of Unity in Prayer Ministry, B.C. on Line Avenue, which also runs a daycare.  Across the street, Guiden's Seafood Restaurant.  Today, the business stood empty.

KSLA News 12's Jeff Ferrell was at the church Friday when a handful of family members showed up at the church, which has fewer than a dozen members.  Hear from one of them, and a long-time family friend tonight on KSLA News 12 5:00. 

Related stories:
Two people found dead inside Shreveport home

Copyright KSLA-TV 2011. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow