Former Baseball Player Darryl Hamilton Found Dead, Police Suspect Homicide-Suicide
Former baseball player Darryl Hamilton was found dead in his apartment in a Houston suburb, according to the Houston Chronicle. His girlfriend’s body was also found, which leads police to believe that the crime may have been a homicide-suicide.
Hamilton had several gun-shots, while his girlfriend Monica Jordan died from self-inflicted wounds. The couple had a 13-month old son who was found unharmed and was handed over to Child Protective services. Hours before his death on Father’s day, Hamilton reportedly posted his picture along with his sons from a previous marriage on Facebook.
The bodies of Hamilton, 50, and Jordan, 44, were found about 4:45 p.m. Sunday inside the house at 11500 block of Island Breeze, according to the Pearland Police Department.
Police said officers were sent to the house due to an emergency call about a disturbance, according to Reuters. Upon arrival, they found the body of Hamilton near the front entryway. The body of Jordan was found in another place of the house.
“At this point it does not appear that there was any kind of struggle. The incident occurred just inside the front door,” police Lieutenant Onesimo Lopez told reporters.
Hamilton worked as a broadcaster for the MLB network since 2013. During his 13-year career, Hamilton hit .291 for five teams, recording 707 runs scored, 1,333 hits, and 454 RBI in his career. He won the National League pennant with New York Mets in 2000.
“We mourn the passing of our friend and colleague, Darryl Hamilton,” MLB Network said on Twitter.