TMZ reports, in a statement by a member of the Fayetteville Sheriff's Department it was said, "Mr, Benoit had sometime, possibly Friday, murdered his wife by asphyxiation. Sometime shortly after that, the same for his son Daniel and sometime later ... committed suicide by hanging himself in the basement area."
According to officials, Nancy was bound at the wrists and feet, with a towel wrapped around her body, and blood was found underneath her head. A Bible was also reportedly found near each of the bodies.
Police have confirmed that prescription drugs and steroids were found in the house. Benoit was found hanging in a weight room in his house. Police say that he used a cord from one of his workout machines as a noose.
It is currently unknown what was written in the "curious" text messages which Chris sent to friends. These messages led to the VP of Government Relations for WWE to ask the Fayette County sheriffs to check on Benoit and his family at their residence. The bodies of Chris, his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel were then discovered in different rooms at the house.