Police identify victims in Saks standoff
by Brian Anderson
Mar 11, 2013 | 20073 views |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Anniston police today identified two people found dead in a Saks home Sunday after an hours-long standoff.

Doris Wilson, 50, and Darren Wilson, 52, were found dead in a home on Asbury Avenue late Sunday. Anniston police Lt. Fred Forsythe said Doris Wilson had been stabbed to death. The cause of death for Darren Wilson was undetermined. The bodies have been sent to a state forensics lab in Huntsville for autopsy.

Forsythe said the relationship of the victims had not been determined. Police are still investigating the incident, but expect a preliminary report this afternoon or Tuesday. A full toxicology report will take six to eight months to complete, Forsythe said.

Police received a call around noon Sunday about a possible stabbing in a home at the 4400 block of Asbury Avenue. Anniston police interim Chief Shane Denham said police tried for several hours to contact anyone who might be in the dwelling, with no success. At one point, Denham said, police contacted Alabama Power to cut off electricity at the home to disable security cameras outside.

Forsythe said that at 4:25 p.m. police released tear gas into the home to force anyone inside out of the home.

Police used a robotic device to determine that two bodies were in the home, Forsythe said. Police entered the home around 6 p.m. No one else was found at the scene.

Star Staff Writer Rachael Griffin contributed reporting.

Staff Writer Brian Anderson: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @BAnderson_Star.

Editor's note: This article has been modified from its original version to correct the spelling of Doris Wilson's name.

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