- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

HEBRON, Maine (AP) - State police investigating a murder-suicide involving a former minister plan to review reports about the 1993 death of the shooter’s first wife in Maine, officials said Wednesday.

Investigators said Daniel Randall drove to the home of his estranged family in Hebron, Maine, and killed his daughter, 27-year-old Claire Randall, before turning the gun on himself.

The killings last week prompted detectives to ask Cape Elizabeth police and the state medical examiner’s office for reports on the death of Randall’s first wife, Greta Randall. Her death was ruled an accident after she fell off a cliff at Two Lights State Park 23 years ago.

Police say they have no plans to reopen the investigation of Greta Randall’s death at the moment, but want to review the investigative reports.

Randall, an Iowa native, was working at the First Parish Congregational Church in Saco when his wife died during a Fourth of July weekend outing.

He took a two-month leave of absence before leaving the church in early 1994 and moving to Arizona. There he met his second wife, Anita, before returning to New England. The two were estranged at the time of the shooting, and Anita had filed for a divorce.

Police said they’ve determined where Daniel Randall purchased the shotgun used in the killings but declined to release the gun shop’s name.

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