02/27/2014 02:58 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Texas Police Officer Nick Pitofsky, Wife Dead In Murder-Suicide


Authorities in Texas are investigating the death of a police officer and his wife as a murder-suicide.

Nick Pitofsky, 47, and his wife, Vanessa Pitofsky, 42, were found dead in their Dallas home on Wednesday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Nick, a Patrol Sergeant for the Crandall Police Department, is the only suspect in the case.

Construction workers across the street from the home said that they heard no loud noises or gunshots during the hours before the bodies were found, NBC DFW reports.

"Nick was well respected by his peers and will be deeply missed by the city and department as a whole," The Crandall Police Department said in a statement, according to CBS DFW. "Nick was an energetic and jovial person who got along with everyone. Nick was an extremely dedicated Police Officer for the City of Crandall and its citizens. Sergeant Nick Pitofsky will be deeply missed by his fellow Officers.”

The couple married in 2010, according to Vanessa's Facebook profile.

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