MAGNOLIA- A man and woman in their 50’s were found shot to death in their West Montgomery County home the 28000 Block of Elm Trace Dr. around 10:45 on Wednesday after the woman failed to arrive for work and coworkers became concerned.
The deceased were identified as Fredrick Threet, 53, and his wife, 49-year-old Suzette Threet.
Lt. Bill Bucks said the deaths appeared to be a murder-suicide.
“(Co-workers) contacted her family and the family went to the home where they found all the vehicles and the doors all locked,” Bucks said. “They couldn’t see anything from their vantage point, so they backed off and called police.”
Deputies and MCHD medics responded. The manufactured home on just over five wooded acres was locked down tight. They looked through the windows and saw Suzette Threet on the couch with a gunshot wound to her torso, Bucks said.
Magnolia Firefighters were called to make forcibly entry. Deputies then went inside and found Fredrick Threet, who was also deceased, sitting in a chair in the same room with a gunshot wound to his head. A handgun was lying on the floor at his feet, Bucks said.
While there were no signs of a struggle, he said, more than the two fatal rounds were spent.
“It appears multiple shots were fired inside the residence,” Bucks said.
After entering the home and discovering a second body, deputies retreated and obtained a search warrant, which was signed at 2:10 p.m. by 221st District Court Judge Suzanne Stovall. Crime Scene Investigators entered first and took photos and video before detectives, the Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigators began processing the scene.
In addition to the physical evidence, information was obtained from relatives.
“Extended family members told us they had a turbulent relationship,” he said
However, there was no history of calls for service at the home, Bucks said. Public Data did not show a criminal record for either.
Members of the couple’s extended family also told investigators both Threets had concealed handgun permits, and in the past, Fredrick Threet carried a handgun as part of his profession.
“He has a security officer license, but is not working as a security guard,” Bucks said.
Initial information indicated the husband was working part-time as a forklift operator and his wife was employed full-time.
Investigators called for a body car to remove the remains around 4:30 p.m. and transport them to the Southeast Texas Forensic Center in Conroe for autopsies.
The investigation is ongoing.