Klingbeil/Farley murder suicide 2006

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#1 Mar 27, 2011
I dated Roger Farley in college in the mid 80's. Was going through photos with friends and decided to look him up....found out that him and his brother were living with their mother (Betty Klingbeil) in 2006, and that she had murdered them before taking her own life. I can't find very many articles...or even obits for them. Would greatly appreciate any info available. Thank you.
buddy

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Mar 29, 2011
http://savannahnow.com/stories/092006/1007685...

Autopsies planned on 3 Hinesville bodies
HINESVILLE - "Police detectives said Wednesday they are investigating the deaths of a mother and her two sons as possible suicides.

Hinesville Patrolman John Dowling wrote in an incident report that he was dispatched to 402 DeLoach Drive shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday.

He was joined at the residence by Hinesville police officers Lt. Max McLendon and Jasen Garrett.

The three officers were met by the homeowner, Charles Klingbeil, who said his wife and two sons were found dead in a back room of the house, the report stated.

Upon entering, the officers found a closed bedroom door with the doorknob missing, according to the report.

The officers kicked the door open and found the bodies of Betty Klingbeil, 59, Phillip Farley, 35 and Roger Farley, 37 - each covered with a sheet.

Police said several notes were found throughout the house, but the contents of the notes were not detailed.

"There were no signs of trauma to the victims," Detective Lt. Chris Reid said Wednesday.

The three bodies were taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Savannah, where autopsies were scheduled. Reid said it would be several days before the exact causes of death could be determined."

...and that was just google...

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#3 Mar 29, 2011
Thank you, I have gotten that and one other article. Wish I could find more on the why...the obits...can't even find them in the small town here in wv that they came from.
Diane

Sherwood, AR

#4 Apr 21, 2011
Found this on the Coastal Courier.com
http://beta.coastalcourier.com/archives/2540
Eleven months after finding three bodies of three family members inside a residence on DeLoach Drive in Hinesville, the investigation has drawn to a close.
The final autopsy and toxicology results helped Hinesville police detectives put together the pieces of the puzzle and determined Betty Klingbeil killed her sons, Philip, 35 and Roger, 37, Farley, and then took her life.
“This is what we suspected happened, but we had to wait for all the final reports to be sure,” detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs said Thursday.
Background
At about 5 p.m. Sept. 19, 2006, Charles Klingbeil and the sons' grandmother discovered the bodies inside a room at 402 DeLoach Drive. Hinesville police were dispatched and found all three bodies were covered in blankets.
One of the men was lying on the floor, the other was on the bed and the mother was seated in a chair.
“Based on the evidence we found, we thought initially this was a murder suicide,” Cribbs said.
Notes found
At that time, police issued a press release indicating suicide was a possibility based on several notes discovered inside the residence.
The complete contents of those notes have not been released and Cribbs would only say some of them were addressed to family members.
He said one of the notes provided some insight into the reason for Betty Klingbeil's actions.
Although the detective did not elaborate on the notes, he said a notarized will was also among the documents found.
Cribbs said toxicology results indicate medication was found in the sons' systems although he would not elaborate on the type found.
He said the mother strangled her sons with a ligature and then tied a pair of pantyhose around her neck and covered herself with a blanket before committing suicide

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#5 Apr 22, 2011
Thanks... It just blows my mind that a mother could do that to her children...well that anyone could do something like that at all for that matter.
I wonder what was in the notes...
Kerry

United States

#6 Jun 17, 2011
hellbilly68 wrote:
Thanks... It just blows my mind that a mother could do that to her children...well that anyone could do something like that at all for that matter.
I wonder what was in the notes...
Yes, I wonder too, it was such a shock to find the original story years ago, and almost a year until the final results of the autopsy. I don't know what to make of the whole thing. The last time I saw Roger in person was 1991. I miss him.
Maureen

Oklahoma City, OK

#7 Mar 27, 2012
hellbilly68 wrote:
I dated Roger Farley in college in the mid 80's. Was going through photos with friends and decided to look him up....found out that him and his brother were living with their mother (Betty Klingbeil) in 2006, and that she had murdered them before taking her own life. I can't find very many articles...or even obits for them. Would greatly appreciate any info available. Thank you.
Hi. Well I myself never meet Roger but my friend was talking care of his girlfriend Marsha at the time. I no some of the story if want to hear it. Your welcome to ask any question and I'll try to answer as best aS i can.
-Maureen M.
Tonia

Gardena, CA

#8 Mar 8, 2013
hellbilly68 wrote:
I dated Roger Farley in college in the mid 80's. Was going through photos with friends and decided to look him up....found out that him and his brother were living with their mother (Betty Klingbeil) in 2006, and that she had murdered them before taking her own life. I can't find very many articles...or even obits for them. Would greatly appreciate any info available. Thank you.
Can I ask your name?
Toni

Claxton, GA

#9 Jun 25, 2014
I dated Craig (aka Phillip) in high school for 2 years (89-90). I kept in touch with him and the family for many years after we broke up. We all remained close. I let life take ahold of me and slowly lost touch. Last time I saw them was in 1998. I had gone back to Hinesville for a visit and had to stop by for a visit and 'catch up' and let them meet my daughter. There were personal mental issues for Craig and Betty for several years, I'll leave it at that. It was 2009 before I even knew this had happened. I was devastated! I had spent the day visiting a friend from high school and she asked me how I dealt with Craig's death, I was floored. This still saddens me, Craig was my 1st true love. If y'all have any pictures of any of them, please email me so that we can talk.
tonistrickland28@hotmail

Thanks, Toni :)
Toni

Claxton, GA

#10 Jun 25, 2014
Maureen wrote:
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Hi. Well I myself never meet Roger but my friend was talking care of his girlfriend Marsha at the time. I no some of the story if want to hear it. Your welcome to ask any question and I'll try to answer as best aS i can.
-Maureen M.
Maureen, please email me. I knew of somethings that were going on a few years prior, would like to figure out what in the world happened. tonistrickland28@hotmail. Thanks.

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