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Sheriff: Bodies in Marion Co. murder-suicide unclaimed

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Marion County Sheriff David McKnight says the crime scene was released by late Monday morning, and that the only federal agents that he knows were at the scene were from the ATF. Marion County Sheriff David McKnight says the crime scene was released by late Monday morning, and that the only federal agents that he knows were at the scene were from the ATF.
MARION CO, TX (KSLA) -

Preliminary autopsy reports indicate victims of Monday's double-murder and suicide in Marion County died of gunshot wounds.

That's the word from Marion County sheriff David McKnight, who says they are still waiting on final autopsy reports.

Investigators believe 85-year-old Vivian Dome and her 61-year-old son Willard Landry were shot before Paul Dome set the house on fire and apparently watched it burn for some time before taking his own life while sitting in his car in the driveway.

Firefighters were called to the burning home in the 10300 block of Farm Road 729 just after 2 a.m. Monday, and discovered Dome's body in the car before eventually finding the other two in the remains of the house.

McKnight says they have been unable to reach any of Paul Dome's family members. His body remained unclaimed as of late Thursday afternoon.

Contact has been made with the families of his wife and son, but McKnight says their bodies have also not yet been claimed.

Asked about rumors swirling Thursday that Paul Dome was the assumed identity of a former Hell's Angels gang member turned federal informant who had gone underground through the federal witness protection program, McKnight would only say that "the subject is identified by his Texas driver's license as Paul Dome, 73."

While some reports have claimed that residents have seen "federal agents combing the charred scene and removing documents," and claim a 24-hour patrol was placed on the crime scene, McKnight says the scene was released by late Monday morning, and that the only federal agents that he knows were at the scene were from the ATF.

The United States Federal Witness Protection Program is administered by the United States Department of Justice and operated by the United States Marshals Service. As of late Thursday, calls to the U.S. Marshals Service had not been returned.

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