Diboll couple's death ruled double-suicide

Source: KTRE staff
Source: KTRE staff

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) - Diboll police have ruled a couple's death last week a double-suicide following an investigation into the circumstances.

Interim Chief Steve Baker said evidence shows Velma Beauchamp Treadway, 73, had intended to take her own life but may not have been able to do it herself, and planned on committing suicide with her husband, William Guy Treadway, 86.

Investigator Norman Williams said the couple had left a detailed not for their family with instructions on how they wanted their affairs handled and laid out bank statements and other financial documents.

Williams said it appears they had been discussing suicide for some time and both had some health issues, which they talked about in their note, as a possible reason for their suicides.

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