Longtime radio personality and “legendary morning man” Bill Heywood and his wife, Susan, were found dead in a motel near Scottsdale with gunshot wounds to the head Tuesday night. Evidence before the incident and at the scene depict what may have been an orchestrated suicide pact between the couple, reports The Arizona Republic.
Family and friends reportedly found instructions for funeral arrangements and other details at the couple’s northeast Phoenix home, according to Scottsdale police. A housekeeper also reportedly found a suicide note on the door of their motel bedroom stating there were two suicides inside, Sgt. Mark Clark told The Republic. When police arrived, they found two handguns near the bodies.
Although police are calling the case a death investigation until the medical examiner’s preliminary report is released in a few days, Clark said it was “pretty clear something was planned.”