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March 22, 2013

San Antonio man apparently killed relatives, self

SAN ANTONIO — Authorities say a 76-year-old San Antonio man apparently shot his wife and son to death before killing himself.

The decomposing bodies of Herbert Rishell, his 67-year-old wife, Mary Rishell, and their son, 45-year-old George Rishell, were found Thursday. An incident report says Minnesota law enforcement officials asked San Antonio authorities to check on the father and son, who hadn't reported to work at a Minnesota-based trucking company since March 6.

The three were last were seen March 9. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus tells the San Antonio Express-News ( ) the bodies had "been there for a while," but he couldn't say how long.

Officers found Mary Rishell's body wrapped on a bed. George Rishell was on the floor of another bedroom. Herbert Rishell was in a living room chair.

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