|Nancy Benoit, 43, was killed Friday in an
upstairs family room, her wrists and feet bound, and blood
under her head, Fayette County District Attorney Scott
Daniel, 7, was likely killed a short time later, his body
found in his bed, said Ballard.
Benoit's body was found in a downstairs weight room,
hanging from the pulley of a piece of exercise equipment.
All three bodies were discovered Monday. World Wrestling
Entertainment said on its website it asked local police to
check on the family after friends received several "curious
text messages" from Benoit early Sunday.
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Authorities say they're confident the deaths are the
result of a murder-suicide.
Yesterday, WWE Canada president Carl DeMarco was among
mourners offering condolences to Benoit's surviving family
at their home near Sherwood Park, Alta., a source close to
the family told Sun Media.
DeMarco flew out from Toronto late Monday and visited the
Benoit's father Michael Benoit was stoic when reached by
phone, vowing the family would cope.
"We'll be fine ... We'll make it."
Benoit also leaves two children from a previous marriage
-- David, 14, and Megan, 10, who live in Alberta.
Benoit was born in Montreal but grew up in Edmonton,
graduating from Archbishop O'Leary Catholic high school in
Known as "The Canadian Crippler," he trained under
Calgary's Stu Hart in Stampede Wrestling.
He held several titles over his career, but realized his
dream at Wrestlemania 20 in 2004, when he won the WWE world
According to U.S. media reports, Chris and Nancy Benoit's
marriage went through some rocky patches.
The pair married in 2000. Nancy managed several wrestlers
and went by the ring name "Woman."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Nancy Benoit
petitioned for protection against domestic abuse as part of
a 2003 divorce filing, describing her husband as
A judge granted a restraining order in May 2003, but both
were dismissed three months later on Nancy Benoit's request.