A Pittsburgh Jewish day school teacher’s aide and her sister who were found dead in the basement of their home were shot in the head, police said.
Susan Wolfe, 44, who worked at the Hillel Academy in Squirrel Hill, was found naked, and her sister Sarah, 36, was fully clothed, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported Tuesday.
Liquid was poured over at least one of the women’s bodies, perhaps in an effort to cover up evidence, police told the newspaper. There were no signs of forced entry.
Sarah Wolfe’s car was discovered about a mile away from the home on Saturday, a day after the bodies were discovered, according to the newspaper. It is suspected that the killer or killers drove the vehicle away from the house.
The house had been ransacked and robbed in December.
Police went to the Wolfes’ home on Feb. 7 after a co-worker of Susan Wolfe asked them to check when she did not show up for work. Co-workers of Dr. Sarah Wolfe, a pediatrician and psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, also had called police.
The women have six other siblings, including an Iowa state lawmaker, Mary Wolfe.