Sunday, October 24, 2010
[IL][FL] [Cop murder-sucide, and...] Sharyl "would stand outside in the rain, hands raised to the sky, to get clean..."
I AM SO DISGUSTED - and sad, for these women's lives. This past week retired Chicago Police Officer Robert Lintz fatally shot his wife Renee and himself. WHAT KIND OF LIFE, from the sparse hints in the news, did Renee have with him for 60 YEARS? And DID HE KILL HIS ADULT DAUGHTER "Sheryl" (Sharyl) too? Her death in 2007 was called a suicide but neighbors said she was locked out of the house most of the time and that she had to bathe outside in the rain, with her arms raised to the sky. Maybe she did kill herself.
Just as easily to conceive - maybe she did not.
Where are the pieces of these women's lives for me to gather and honor them with? A photo? A poem? A friend?
A trace that they ever lived or laughed?
I can't do this today. This is awful.
A flower for Renee and Sharyl...
A former Chicago Police officer and his wife [Renee Lintz] are dead in an apparent murder-suicide... Robert Lintz was a retired Chicago police officer having worked as an officer 26 years... [Joanie] Samson, who lives next door to the Lintzes' home, said Robert Lintz used to boast about keeping guns in his house and "he had a threatening demeanor"... She said whenever she heard a loud noise coming from the direction of the Lintz home, she would rush to her window... Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd: "I feel bad for Renee... I feel bad she had to die that way." ...the Lintzes' daughter and only child, Sheryl Lintz, 48, was living in her parents' home when she shot herself to death. [???] Neighbors said Sheryl [Sharyl] Lintz was only allowed in the house at certain times of day and would stand outside in the rain, hands raised to the sky, to get clean... Sheriff Grady Judd confirmed the suicide, at the same location as the murder-suicide Friday... [Judd] said Lintz seemed OK, but did have a police demeanor that might not have gone over too well if displayed in a community of retirees...
FORMER CHICAGO COP, WIFE KILLED IN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE
ABC Action News
By: Chad Cookler
LAKELAND, Fla. - A former Chicago Police officer and his wife are dead in an apparent murder-suicide, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
A home healthcare nurse discovered the couple’s bodies at their home at 4841 Goldenview Lane around 11:15 a.m. Friday morning.
Investigators say that 84-year-old Robert Lintz and his wife Renee, 83, had been married for 60 years. Both had suffered from significant medical issues, detectives said.
They said it appears Robert shot Renee once in the head, then turned the gun on himself, and shot himself in the head .
Robert Lintz was a retired Chicago Police officer who served from 1953 to 1979.
The medical examiner will conduct autopsies on the couple on Sunday. The case remains under investigation. [LINK]
POLICE SAY HUSBAND KILLS WIFE, THEN SELF
Published: October 24, 2010
LAKELAND - An 84-year-old retired Chicago police officer, who was suffering from significant medical conditions, apparently shot and killed his 83-year-old wife in Lakeland on Friday, then turned the gun on himself, the Polk County Sheriff Office reported today.Deputies were sent to the home of Robert and Renee Lintz at 4841 Goldenview Lane at about 11:15 a.m. after a home health care nurse discovered the couple dead in the kitchen, the sheriff's office said.
The Lintzes had been married roughly 60 years. Like her husband, Renee suffered from significant medical conditions, the sheriff's office said.
Autopsies will be conducted by the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday. [LINK]
DEPUTIES: RETIRED CHICAGO COP, WIFE DEAD IN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE AT LAKELAND HOME: Officials said it appeared Robert Lintz had shot his wife once in the head with a handgun, before turning the gun on himself.
By Jeff Weiner
October 23, 2010
A home care nurse discovered an elderly couple shot dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a Lakeland home on Saturday, deputies said.
Investigators were called to a home on Goldenview Lane in Lakeland after a nurse reported finding 83-year-old Renee Lintz and her 84-year-old husband, Robert Lintz, shot dead in their kitchen.
Deputies said the pair, who had been married for about 60 years, suffered from "significant medical issues."
After an initial investigation, officials said it appeared Robert Lintz had shot his wife once in the head with a handgun, before turning the gun on himself.
Polk County homicide detectives are investigating the shooting, described by officials as an apparent murder-suicide.
According to Polk authorities, Robert Lintz was a retired law-enforcement officer who served with the Chicago police from 1953 to 1979.
An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted by the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday, officials said. [LINK]
LAKELAND POLICE: ELDERLY COUPLE KILLED SELVES: Deputies say elderly couple married 60 years apparently died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
By Rick Rousos
Published: Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 11:54 p.m.
This story appeared in print on page B1
LAKELAND - Deputies are investigating what they describe as an apparent murder- suicide of an elderly couple married nearly 60 years.
Friday morning, a home health worker found Renee Lintz, 83, and Robert Lintz, 84, dead from gunshot wounds to the head inflicted by a Colt .38 Special revolver that deputies say they think was fired by Robert Lintz.
The couple was found in the kitchen of their home.
The couple lived in the Colonnades, a 55-and-older community near Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
Neighbors said the Lintzes both suffered from cancer and two weeks ago Robert Lintz had a heart attack.
Some neighbors painted a bleak picture of life at the Lintz home.
About two years ago, they said the Lintzes' daughter and only child, Sheryl Lintz, 48, was living in her parents' home when she shot herself to death. Sheriff Grady Judd confirmed the suicide, at the same location as the murder-suicide Friday.
Neighbors Joanie Samson, 59, and Ruth Nielsen, 55, both said Sheryl Lintz was only allowed in the house at certain times of day and would stand outside in the rain, hands raised to the sky, to get clean.
Two days before Sheryl Lintz killed herself she was distraught, Nielsen said.
Robert Lintz was a retired Chicago police officer having worked as an officer 26 years, from 1953 to 1979.
Samson, who lives next door to the Lintzes' home, said Robert Lintz used to boast about keeping guns in his house and "he had a threatening demeanor."
When Robert Lintz returned home from his hospital stay recently, "I felt in my heart that nothing good could come from this situation," Samson said.
She said whenever she heard a loud noise coming from the direction of the Lintz home, she would rush to her window.
Another neighbor, Earl Runtenkroger, 84, picked Robert Lintz up from the hospital when he returned home days after his heart attack. Rutenkroger had nothing but nice things to say about Robert Lintz.
"Bob was what you'd expect a retired police officer to be," Rutenkroger said.
"He appeared gruff on the surface, but he had a tremendous heart.
"We were good friends. Bob was good to his family and people he considered his friends."
Judd said he knew Lintz, but not well, from Fraternal Order of Police gatherings. He said Lintz seemed OK, but did have a police demeanor that might not have gone over too well if displayed in a community of retirees.
The yellowish-colored Lintz home was dark Saturday night.
A Toyota Camry sat in the driveway.
"I feel bad for Renee," Samson said. "I feel bad she had to die that way."
[ Rick Rousos can be reached at email@example.com or 863-401-6968.] [LINK]
LOOKING FOR SHARYL
SHARYL I LINTZ
4841 GOLDENVIEW LN
LAKELAND, FL 33811
U.S. PUBLIC RECORDS INDEX, VOLUME 1 ABOUT SHARYL I LINTZ
Name: Sharyl I Lintz
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1959
Address: 4841 Goldenview Ln, Lakeland, FL, 33811-1582 (1995)
[1501 W Pipkin Rd 77, Lakeland, FL, 33811 (1988)]
[9999 Military, Chicago, IL, 60610]
[9999 Military, Chicago, IL, 60805]
SHARYL IVY LINTZ, 48
Soruce: Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, SouthSide.
LAKELAND - Sharyl Lintz, 48, died 8/2/07. Daughter of Bob & Renee Lintz. Service will be 10am Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, Dukes-Steen Chapel. August 07, 2007
NAME OF DECEASED: SHARYL IVY LINTZ
Source Citation: Newspaper: Patriot-News, The; Publication Date: 2 Sep 2007; Publication Place: Harrisburg , PA , Us.:
United States Obituary Collection
about Sharyl Ivy Lintz
Name of Deceased: Sharyl Ivy Lintz
Age at Death: 48
Death Date: 2 Aug 2007
Obituary Date: 2 Sep 2007
Newspaper Title: Patriot-News, The
Newspaper Location: Harrisburg, PA, Us
Birth Date: abt 1959
SHARYL IVY LINTZ, 48 LAKELAND - Sharyl Lintz, 48, died 8/2/07. Daughter of Bob & Renee Lintz. Service will be 10am Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Temple Emanuel Cemetery. Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, Dukes-Steen Chapel.
SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX
Source Citation: Number: 354-56-4056;Issue State: Illinois;Issue Date: 1973.
About Sharyl I. Lintz
Name: Sharyl I. Lintz
Born: 19 Jan 1959
Died: 2 Aug 2007
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1973)
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