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Texas Mayor Murder Suicide

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posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 04:42 AM
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Not sure what forum this would belong in but it seemed like an odd story. All the good reasons for this woman to think about suicide are there but then there was the note that they have published part of.


(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."
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The article goes on to say that the relationship between mother and daughter had been strained since the death of the patriarch of the family. This note seems to hint at a different world than the ones close to the family seemed to know. I know ATS covers a lot of ground and broad range of types of people so any other input on this story would be appreciated.

[edit on 7/18/10 by evil incarnate]




posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 04:46 AM
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What a tragic event.

All I can come up with is that the mother was insane and influenced her daughter.

What a needless waste.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 04:55 AM
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Originally posted by catwhoknows
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What a tragic event.

All I can come up with is that the mother was insane and influenced her daughter.

What a needless waste.


That is what is weird. The article describes their relationship as distant. They make it sound like in reality, the daughter was out living her life while mom sat home watching life fall apart. So I am curious about what was really going on. Was the daughter really a broken mess, putting on a show for everyone and really wanted to die, or did mom just totally lose it. I want to see the other notes as well. I am sure they might have some good indicators as to her mental state at the time.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 05:14 AM
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I'd be more inclined to look at what the mother, the mayor was getting into politically. And the sort of people she might have been able to make life difficult for.

Many a 'murder suicide' has been used to cover a hit.

Any info on any pubic tussles she had with a group or someone powerful?

Any bids she rejected from big business, in her capacity as major? And similar things.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 05:20 AM
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I had not dismissed that yet either but so far there is not much to find on this. She was in trouble for using a state credit card to the tune of over $400,000 and she had lost her husband to cancer. It does seem reasonable that she cracked but being that it was politics involved, your idea crossed my mind too. That is part of why I posted it here. I know if she had some nefarious dealings, no matter how scarce the record ATS is the place where someone will find it.

Plus I was hoping someone from the area might chime in. So yeah, I am still open to pretty much all kinds of possibilities here. Maybe Monday the news will catch up to it and I can find more.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 05:53 AM
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Wasn't there recently a video of her posted where she was demanding Obama do something to protect the border, other than just posting signs?

Forgive me if this was someone else, I am not in the US - and my memory is a bit shaky on who it was. It was a female mayor or state official though - and she was complaining loudly about the lack of Federal action to protect the border. Was it Texas - or another state - which southern states have female mayors?

Anyhow - I consider this very suspicious.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 12:30 PM
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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.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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I am not sure. I never heard the name or saw her face before this came up. I have a feeling this was put out on Friday so that it would just get buried in the weekend news dump and be forgotten on Monday but I am hopeful someone will be following it.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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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.


I know, I have plenty of suspicions. The reason this one caught my eye was because it had just enough weirdness with that note but then it had just as much of the mundane as well.


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.


So it really looks like it could go either way. The note just really jumped out at me as being so odd.



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