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Two sisters killed execution style in Pittsburgh


If the races were reversed, this would be the biggest news story in North America.

Two young white sisters moved from Iowa to a majority black neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Within months they were found dead. Killed execution style in the basement of their home. The two girls are also sisters of an Iowa State Representative.

From CFW Courier…

The Gazette broke news late Friday that the sisters of Mary Wolfe – Susan Wolfe, 44, and Sarah Wolfe, 38 – were pronounced dead at 1:48 p.m. from apparent gunshot wounds in their basement on Chislett Street in East Liberty.

Mary Wolfe, of Clinton, their sister, represents District 98 in the Legislature, which covers Clinton, Andover, Goose Lake and Charlotte.

“Right this minute, we’re still trying to figure out what happened,” Mary Wolfe told the Gazette on Friday. “They were both incredible people, and we would like their friends and colleagues to know a little bit more about them and how much we appreciate their thoughts and wishes.”

At around 9:30 p.m., Saturday, Wolfe posted on Facebook to thank those who have reached out to her and her family in light of the tragic news.

“Thank you to my friends and neighbors and colleagues and to Suzy’s and Sarah’s friends and neighbors and colleagues for all of the lovely thoughts and prayers and food and support that my family has received over the past 24 hours – we are so grateful,” the post said. “Heartbroken, but grateful.”

Earlier Friday, Wolfe attended a town hall meeting with Sens. Rita Hart, Steve Dotzler, Steve Sodders and Rep. Steve Olson. Hart said Wolfe learned the tragic news shortly after the meeting, and called her around 4:30 p.m.

“Everyone is extremely empathetic to the Wolfe family, and it’s just a horrible tragedy,” Hart said on Saturday, calling Wolfe a close friend. “We’ll do everything we can to support her.”

Pittsburgh Police Lt. Daniel Hermann said Friday that authorities are conducting an active investigation, according to the Gazette. On early Saturday morning, police found a car connected with the crime. The car is believed to belong to one of the sisters.

Susan and Sarah Wolfe recently moved to the Pennsylvania home, Olson said. Susan worked as a teacher’s aide and Sarah was a pediatrician and psychiatrist.

The Gazette reported police found the bodies after a friend let authorities into the sisters’ home. A concerned co-worker of Susan Wolfe summoned police to check on her well-being.