Dallas – The couple appeared to be in the midst of financial difficulties, with Jed’s father, James Frost Sr., filing a lawsuit against them in August alleging that they failed to pay back $228,916 he had loaned them.
James Edward Frost II, 51, who played for the University of Missouri in the 1990s, and Beth Ellen Frost, 46, were reportedly found dead at the Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The former college basketball player fatally shot his estranged wife, a medical examiner, at her Dallas office and then turned the gun on himself in what authorities said was a murder-suicide.
Before James killed himself, he was reported to have shot another employee at the office, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told the paper.
The employee was injured but the person’s identity and condition were not immediately released.
Beth filed for divorce on May 2, according to the records, which say the marriage had become “insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities between Beth and Jed that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.”
The couple had been married since July 2001 and had two children together — a 9-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy.
County Commissioner John Wiley Price said investigators are still looking into how Jed got into the building through an employee entrance.