Madison County therapist, woman dead in murder-suicide

7-year-old child was at the scene

Madison County therapist, woman dead in murder-suicide

MONROVIA, AL (WAFF) - Two people are dead after a murder-suicide in Madison County.

Madison County deputies respondent to a home in the 100 block of Rustic Cedar Lane in Monrovia shorty after 9:30 a.m. Friday. According to sheriff’s office, a female called, saying there was a male at her home with a gun.

Madison County Sheriff’s Department arrived within 10 minutes and found two people dead. The woman’s 7-year-old child was there but uninjured.

Deputies identified the shooter as Jonathan Neil Coffman, 43. Deputies said he is a therapist at the Arc of Madison County.

The woman was identified as 36-year-old Sunshine Price Pauly.

Family members arrived a short time after the shooting. They took the child into their custody.

(Source: WAFF)

Multiple neighbors said Coffman was the therapist of Pauly’s child. The Arc of Madison County says any services provided were not though them.

The Arc of Madison County sent the following statement Friday afternoon:

“The Arc of Madison County, Inc., is aware of reporting by AL.com that Jonathan Neil Coffman is suspected of involvement in an alleged murder that occurred on November 2, 2018. The Arc is deeply saddened to hear of these tragic events. Mr. Coffman was employed by The Arc. To be clear, however, The Arc was not providing any services to the victim’s family. We want to provide space for the authorities to investigate this matter and for the families to grieve. We will have no further comment to the media.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Funeral services for Pauly have been set for Wednesday at Willowbrook at Madison, with visitation at 10 a.m. and services at noon.

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