Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters commits suicide after killing her daughter Corinne

Corinne Peters and her mother were both found dead today with gunshot wounds in the head.  According to investigators it appears Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters committed suicide after fatally wounding her her 19-year-old daughter.

Corinne who had Peters had just graduated from high school this year was set to enter the University of Texas at Austin.

Although Corinne Peters father and the Mayor’s husband died in 2008 when he was 58 years old, neighbors were at a loss today as to how a tragedy like this could have happened in what seemed to be a fairly happy family situation.

Associated Press reports:

“Jayne Peters was a contract software developer who had served as mayor of Coppell, a city of about 40,000 located 15 miles northwest of Dallas, for a year. Her term was to expire in 2012. She had been a council member since 1998.”

This sad murder and suicide has shocked the entire community of Coppell. The death of Corinne has been ruled as homicide.

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