Local grads, Bethany Chomitzky Shaffer, Robert Shaffer, killed in murder-suicide in Texas, police say

Husband apparently shot her, then committed suicide, police say

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Published: Jan 30 2013 03:46:51 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 11 2013 05:33:32 PM EST
Bethany Chomitzky Shaffer and Robert Shaffer
LITTLE ELM, Texas -

Two local high school graduates were victims of an apparent murder-suicide in Texas, authorities said.

Bethany Chomitzky Shaffer and her husband, Robert Shaffer, were both found dead inside their home in Little Elm, Texas, around 5 p.m. Thursday, police said.

The couple was separated, and Robert was living elsewhere, but it appears Robert shot and killed Bethany before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Bethany was a 1997 graduate of Whitehall High School in Lehigh County; Robert was a 1992 graduate of Allen High School in Allentown.

Little Elm is located about 45 minutes north of Dallas.