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February 8, 2014

Iowa mourns Wolfe family tragedy


“This is more drastic than anything we’ve had in the past,” he said on Saturday.

Hart said she considers Rep. Wolfe a close friend.

“Mary has been extremely instrumental in helping me,” Hart said. “Everyone is extremely empathetic to the Wolfe family and it’s just a horrible tragedy. We’ll do everything we can to support them.”

The Wolfe family was reached at John Wolfe’s law office and declined comment to the Clinton Herald. Family members worked through the weekend to prepare obituaries for Susan and Sarah Wolfe.

Rep. Wolfe told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that her family was still trying to gather information.

“Right this minute, we’re still trying to figure out what happened,” she said to the Gazette. “They were both incredible people, and we would like their friends and colleagues to know a little bit more about them and how much we appreciate their thoughts and wishes.”

Authorities conducted an autopsy on Saturday. The Gazette reported the Wolfe sisters had other injuries such as bruises. Dr. Karl Williams said those injuries did not contribute to the deaths of the sisters, according to the Gazette.

“Both Sarah and Susan (Wolfe) the cause of death (was a) gunshot wound to the head,” said an official from the Allegheny County Medical Examiners office. He confirmed their manner of death was a homicide.

After finding the deceased, Pittsburgh Police found a car away from the scene which they believe belonged to one of the sisters. The Gazette reported a lime green 2011 Ford Fiesta was found at 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

The Gazette reported police believe the murder suspect stole the vehicle. It was found roughly a mile away from the homicide.

Pittsburgh Police Lt. Daniel Hermann said police are conducting an active investigation into the deaths, according to the Gazette.

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