Brownsboro fire victims suffered gunshot wounds

By Elizabeth Thomas – email

BROWNSBORO, TX (KLTV) – The Henderson County Sheriff's Office has ruled the deaths in the Brownsboro house fire on Wednesday, as a murder/suicide.

After investigation and autopsies from the Southwest Medical Examiner's office, the cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds for both victims.

According to officials, the male subject shot and killed the female victim, then set the house on fire, went into a closet and shot himself.

Authorities believe the female is Cheryl Timmerman, 42, and the male to be Robbie Timmerman, 47, although positive identification has not been made.

Dental records have been obtained, and authorities expect a positive ID early next week.

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