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(July 17) -- The tragic case of Coppell, Texas, Mayor Jayne Peters has left many wondering what could have driven a seemingly happy, successful, upper-middle-class official to kill her own teenage daughter and then herself.
Authorities in Coppell say Tuesday's murder-suicide was premeditated but they're still investigating a motive. Police on Friday released four suicide notes discovered when officials found the bodies of Peters, 55, and her 19-year-old daughter, Corinne, at their home, Fox affiliate KDFW reported. Detectives believe Jayne Peters wrote the notes.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram / MCT
Police discovered the bodies of Coppell, Texas, Mayor Jayne Peters, 55, and her daughter, Corrine Peters, 19, Tuesday evening.
"My sweet, sweet Corinne had grown completely inconsolable," one note reportedly read. "She had learned to hide her feelings from her friends. But the two of us were lost, alone and afraid. Corinne just kept on asking, 'Why won't God let me die?' We hadn't slept at all and neither one of us could stop crying when we were together."
Originally posted by catwhoknows
reply to post by evil incarnate
What a tragic event.
All I can come up with is that the mother was insane and influenced her daughter.
What a needless waste.
Originally posted by dragnet53
anybody that is in political power and commits "suicide" I hardly believe it. I can believe maybe a daughter committing suicide, but why the mother as well?? Also crossed my mind maybe the daughter committed suicide and the mother saw this and just committed suicide herself because of the loss.
Who the FFFF knows.
There were other signs of trouble. Peters was facing a spending review of the use of her city-issued credit card; she had reportedly ignored repeated requests for receipts. Additionally, her $423,000 home had been posted for foreclosure on two separate occasions, and a lien had been filed against it for unpaid neighborhood association fees, the Dallas Morning News reported.