Murder-Suicide Investigators Probe Death Of Shooter’s First Wife
The investigators looking into a murder-suicide in Hebron are now asking questions about the death of the shooter's first wife.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says State Police are continuing their investigation into the homicide of Claire Randall by her father, Daniel, last week inside their home in Hebron. Detectives have asked Cape Elizabeth Police and the Medical Examiner's Office for any reports they have on the 1993 death of Randall's first wife, Greta. She died after falling from a cliff at Two Lights State Park on July 3rd of that year. Police don't plan to reopen that case, at this time, but are reviewing the investigative reports.
Investigators have tracked the Maine gun shop where Daniel Randall bought the shotgun last Thursday just hours before traveling to his house, where he shot Claire in the bathroom before killing himself on the porch. The gun shops name and additional information on last week's murder/suicide are being withheld while the investigation continues.
Randall purchased the gun just after being released from the Liberty Bay Recovery Center in Portland, where he had completed a substance abuse program. He had been served with divorce papers earlier in the week and broke into the house through the garage. Police say he spray-painted messages to the family in the house before killing himself. The bodies were discovered by a neighbor.
Daniel Randall had been a pastor at a Rhode Island church prior to moving to Maine earlier this year. He had also served as a chaplain in the Air Force.