Elgin murder-suicide

Elgin murder-suicide

There are 61 comments on the KFOR story from Jul 19, 2010, titled Elgin murder-suicide. In it, KFOR reports that:

The community of Elgin stunned after a well known couple goes down in a murder suicide.

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Hominy, OK

#42 Jul 21, 2010
So tragic for the children.
And to think she is probably at the all you can eat burret in Heaven, and he is probably screaming in hell, wanting to die.

United States

#43 Jul 21, 2010
i don't believe that Dian was just a victim she did stuff to trigger this

Since: Jul 10

Hominy, OK

#44 Jul 21, 2010
rob wrote:
i don't believe that Dian was just a victim she did stuff to trigger this
The "only" thing she could have been doing to deserve this is harming children.

Ardmore, OK

#45 Jul 21, 2010
put down ????

sw oklahoma

Thomasville, NC

#46 Jul 21, 2010
i didnt know them personally, we just moved into town, i cant believe it though. my wife tans at pride fitness and when i went to go buy her membership there everyone seemed so nice. i cant believe this happened in elgin. we moved here to be away from lawton. don't they own half the buisnesses in town? the hair dresser and all those stores on the little strip where the fitness place was?

Lawton, OK

#47 Jul 21, 2010
Diane was not the only person who filed a protective order against Raymond. On July 12, a man filed for a protective order stating Raymond had stalked him while he was driving, rode his bumper, and blasted his horn.
The same man who filed for a protective order against Raymond Dye also filed a report July 18, claiming someone had slashed his tires and poured an unknown chemical in his gas tank.
ok resident

Lawton, OK

#48 Jul 21, 2010
Who was this man and why was Raymond stalking him??!!

Lawton, OK

#49 Jul 21, 2010
On July 13, Wade Daniel Phair filed a protective order alleging Raymond Dye rode the bumper of his vehicle with his truck, "while sounding his horn through downtown Elgin" the day before.
Phair was a member of a gym the Dyes owned,
not the other chris

Edmond, OK

#50 Jul 21, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
I just looked at the name of the person who wrote this article last night, it says Meg Alexander, and it was writeen at 10:26 PM CDT, July 19, 2010.
This morning as of 9:40 a.m. the name of the gym is corrected to the write name not Gay Pride Fitness, but to the correct name, Pride Fitness.
I used to have a lot of respect for Meg Alexander and her journalism, but 10:26 at night and to make a horrible error like that, is not excuseable especially given the horror that happened to the Dye family. It is like a slap in the face to the surviving children.
It would be a nice gesture for Meg Alexander to call this family personally and humbly appologize for her distasteful mistake. We all make mistakes, but sometimes the mistakes we make hurt others deeply and and our mistakes have consequences, such as lack of respect and lack of viewership, in my opinion.
It is beneath KFOR staff to make a personal apology. Scott Hines was irresponsible and inconsiderate of my wife who reported a situation at one of the day care centers in Del City. He was to call her back and meet her at the day care but didn't bother. He apparently felt justified in his inconsiderate and irresponsible behavior because he was a "reporter." I emailed him and he called, talked to my wife, and asked me to call him back. Not a word to my wife in apology or explanation of how his duties as a reporter absolved him from any consideration or responsibility to follow through with his commitment to contact her. KFOR, although technologically up to speed, and employing professionals such as Ken Ogle and Linda Canavaugh, are very much lacking in quality reporters. I have numerous times commented on Carter and Mertz and their very poor syntax and grammatical skills. The recent story about the attacking bird downtown and the couple falsely arrested at the truck stop are other examples of rushing to get the story out without proofing their copy or visuals.

Since: Jul 10

Warsaw, Poland

#51 Jul 21, 2010
Single struggling mom wrote:
Apparently there is nothing to report on in OKC. Oh wait, you can go to the Tulsa papers and find out what's happening in OKC.
Channel 4, 8, and 10 are in the "good ole boy club" and can't do any REAL reporting! We might find out about how the state spends millions of your tax dollars on Gov. Henry and Friends.
Vote the Democrat liars out of office!@
Ummm face it the Democrats and Republicans are both liars that don't have the public's interest at heart. All they care about is wielding their "powers" and money. The end

Knoxville, TN

#52 Jul 22, 2010
This goes to show that a piece of paper alone will not protect you from a nut job.

This woman's grave error was in that she left her parents home (they had been hiding her) and went to Elgin, which is a good bit from her parents house. The particular bank she went to has branches in other areas/towns so for her to go to Elgin to a bank that is less than half a block from their business just leaves me scratching my head.

The man's family is wanting him to be buried with fireman's honors and honestly that makes me want to gag. From what I understand, he had been fired from the department. What type of honor is in what he did? Like someone said, don't be fooled by the reputation of firemen. Half of them (I'm sure the statistics are higher) have second jobs that they don't claim taxes on (this I know for a FACT) and I wonder -- What does the city do for their PTSD?

It was also mentioned that the couple have their funeral service together - ARE YOU KIDDING ME? The woman LEFT HIS SORRY ASS and filed for divorce! She didn't wanna be with him in life, so spare me the CRAP!
big ff1

United States

#53 Jul 23, 2010
MidNight Blues wrote:
I see why she was going to divroce him because he was probably was a fag while being married to her. There is a really good idea that the firemen who work at the station probably workout at the GAY gym and might possibly might be GAY themself. Just a thought, so the women of Elgin who are married to these firemen might beaware of their husbands activities.
No not gay.. prolly cuz he was cheating on her all the time because he was a cocky dip shit on roids
big ff1

United States

#54 Jul 23, 2010
rob wrote:
i don't believe that Dian was just a victim she did stuff to trigger this
Uh no.. The dip shit ray didnt even think about leaving his own kids with no mom or dad and one kid is about to be a senior?? ya trigger that.. how about u trigger that dip shit ray was gona kill her brother which is assistant fire chief which is his boss.. he cheated on her alot.. trigger that... He beat her..
Ex Resident

Bethany, OK

#55 Jul 25, 2010
I lived in Elgin for many years. The people are wonderful and such a supporting community. This story broke my heart for the children and the families. I did not personally know the couple and it is not my place to judge them or anyone else. However, I do know what the process of a divorce can do to a person mentally and physically. It is by the grace of God I was not in Raymond's shoes, and I can tell you, at that time I felt nothing except the extream pain in my heart. I am not making excuses for him, nor anyone else, I am saying unless you know the whole story of both sides, don't judge anyone, let the Lord do that. Just keep the children and families in your prayers. God Bless you Elgin, I suffer with you even though I am not there.

Elgin, OK

#56 Jul 26, 2010
I'm saddened that people have nothing better to do than get pleasure from others pain. This has a huge impact on so many people, yet some of you have the nerve to act like this is some kind of joke. Please put yourself in the shoes of those who are hurting from this tragedy. Remember, you too will face hard times someday!!!!
a parent

Shawnee, OK

#57 Jul 27, 2010
This is crazy.. This women lost her life and the family and whole community is struggling to cope with the loss. She was a beautiful inside and out. I agree everyone has their opinions but sometimes you should keep them to yourselves to protect others from being hurt.

Union City, OK

#58 Jul 27, 2010
Has anyone heard anything else on the missing Fletcher woman Tiffiny Bray????
Carol Elgin OK

Elgin, OK

#60 Jul 31, 2010
This is the most sad and heartbreaking thing that has happened to me. I loved the entire Dye family and have spent alot of time with them. Coach Dye was a beautiful person inside and out. We miss her so much. Ray made a horrible mistake by doing what he did. I am not sure what went horribley wrong but wish it could be undone. The children and grand children will pay the ultimate price. Coach Dye's mom and dad will never be the same and their hearts will be broken forever. We miss you Diane and will love you always. We will love Morgan like our own...I know you would want that. We love you.
concerned in Elgin

Knoxville, TN

#61 Aug 3, 2010
Anonymous wrote:
IT is Pride Fitness. It is NOT GAY Pride Fitness.
It is a sad testimony to the second class citizenship afforded women in oklahoma, that the judge who issued the restraining order against ray dye said to a reporter "It is onlly a piece of paper and will not stop a bullet." Time to put some teeth in our laws and detain people like this before they strike out. Sad tragedy that can be avoided in the future.
Find a good attorney and a good psychiatrist and get these guys put away before, not after the fact.
in the community

Knoxville, TN

#62 Aug 28, 2010
really all the family wants is for ppl to stop talking about it...what happen happen..now lets all just tr and get back to normal...thanks!

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