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Cops Give Gruesome Details of Benoit Killing Spree

6/26/2007 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Officials have confirmed the horrifying details in the deaths of wrestling superstar Chris Benoit and his family.

In a statement by a member of the Fayetteville Sheriff's Department, "Mr, Benoit had sometime, possibly Friday, murdered his wife by asphyxiation. Sometime shortly after that, the same for his son Daniel and sometime later ... committed suicide by hanging himself in the basement area."

According to officials, Nancy was bound at the wrists and feet, with a towel wrapped around her body, and blood was found underneath her head. A Bible was also reportedly found near each one of the bodies.

Police have also confirmed that prescription drugs and steroids were found in the house.

Benoit was found hanging in a weight room in his house. Cops say that he used a cord from one of his workout machines as a makeshift noose. Authorities also believe that Benoit died on Saturday.

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appauled by the stalkarazzi    

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2643 days ago


used to idalize the crippler as a kid. this is just sickening and disheartening

2643 days ago

Master Baker    

In speaking with close friends and confidants of Chris Benoit contacted this afternoon, apparently there were some warning signs that something was wrong with Benoit.

Some of the information learned by by colleagues and friends that did not want to be quoted:

"This wasn't roid rage, this was insanity. Roid rage doesn't last for 48 hours. There were signs that something was wrong. Stories have emerged that a year ago he became paranoid and believed he was being followed. He wouldn't let Nancy leave the house because he believed someone was out to get them."

“Chris hated religion. He didn't believe in it. I cannot comprehend him putting bibles by the bodies. I am shocked.”

In addition, 1Wrestling has learned that sources close to Nancy are reporting that she had a safety deposit box with evidence of past rages and that authorities should check the box if anything ever happened to her.

2643 days ago


'I killed a bound woman and my own little child, celebrate me and my taken prey'. To hell with WWE and all this monster's supporters!

2643 days ago


Why are you holding Vince responsible? Don't you know that he just burned up in a lemo?
Maybe he will rise from the dead and bring back all the WWE dead back with him.


2643 days ago


Check out latest story. They're getting rattled over there.

2643 days ago

Master Baker    

well if the story from 1wrestling that i posted is true then its classic signs of serious mental illness if he hid it well enough from the bosses at WWE to continue on wrestling then it was only a matter of time before something gave... and .. gave it certainly did. I know its no excuse but at least its a reason in which is to me anyway more acceptable than just a random day and he decided to do all that

2643 days ago


R.I.P. Daniel and Nancy. BURN IN HELL BENOIT. One of the greatest reputations in wrestling RUINED. TOO BAD YOU WONT BE REUNITED WITH EDDIE AFTERALL.

2643 days ago


Hey TMZ....i scooped your story HA HA!

2643 days ago


I know a former ufc champ and this dude is huge!!!!! he beats the hell out of his girlfriends even the one that was pregnant with his child thank god the baby was ok and thank god she got out in time before somthing like this happend to them!!!!!! they are just a bunch of over grown men with over grown ego's and dont like it when some one tell's them no...

2643 days ago


A lot of you are right...something doesnt seem right...I too live in Edmonton and my husband met Chris a few years back. He was a wonderful person to him. I am saddened by the loss HOWEVER, I refuse to make any judgements until all the evidence is sorted out. DNA can prove a lot and if something is funky, I would like to believe the authorities will sort it out. Boycotting anyone or anything at this time is not going to do anyone any good until we as fans know all the facts. AGain, just my opinion, but that is how I feel.

2643 days ago

appauled by the stalkarazzi    

Wow! The support of Chris's fans is scary. Wayyyy too many comments about judge the man by his career and not his final act.

I would think fans would be outraged and demand the WWE ban steroid use.

If you love the wrestlers so much why the hell don't fans want to protect the wrestlers health? And, why the hell don't you want to clean up the sport you love so much before it becomes the joke and butt of the world???

2643 days ago

Master Baker    

innocent angel , at the time there was no way of them knowing what he had done. Now they do they have stopped all worldwide countries from showing the raw repeats , took all merchandise off the shelf. Took all videos & mentions of him off their sites apart from the death info.. so i cant see what more they could do . Give them a break yeah?

oh and mel.. you cant be serious? just go to an official news site like a/p and read for yourself... sad but very true

2643 days ago


To all people jumping to conclusions that Chris Benoit killed his family in a fit of "roid rage" need to approach this with an open mind. Reports are that his wife and son were killed on friday and saturday of this previous weekend, but if you recall Edge's address to the tribute monday night he clearly said that he had just wrestled Chris this past weekend. It has been said he left for home because of emergency family concerns. Isent it reasonable to believe Nancy's ex-husband who has been known to threaten her and Chris show up at their home to harm them?, and that Nacy contacted Chris on this issue. He may have came home saw his two loved ones killed and decided that he had nothing else to live for and took his own life. The text messages he sent may have been emotional outbursts from the shock of finding his family dead. As for the people wishing him to rot in hell you guys need to look at Chris Benoit as a man who dedicated his life to entertaining people just like me and you. If he did kill his family it would be more plausible to find the source of his rage instead of jumping straight to calling him a monster. We will just have to wait for all the details to come out before we make any conclusions. I'm not saying my theory is accurate but it is plausible and maybe this kind of angle needs to be investigated.

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