Father, Son Found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Posted on May 8, 2009. Filed under: murder-suicide, Texas |

GARLAND, Texas ― Neither a Sachse family nor Garland police know what motivated a father to shoot his 10-year-old son and then commit suicide. Their bodies were found Friday morning near Firewheel Golf Park in Garland.

Police say they may never know why 37-year-old Matthew Knapp, an outwardly stable family man with no known legal or medical issues, would suddenly turn a gun on his son, 10-year-old Brody, and then kill himself.

A man walking his dog made the grizzly discovery – two bodies lying near a creek bed. Arriving police found a pistol near Matthew Knapp’s body. They believe he shot Brody and then himself. More onCBS11tv.com

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