October 8, 2009
Posted: 10:28 PM ET
(CNN) - Soccer mom Melanie Hain, who made national headlines last year by having a loaded, holstered handgun at her 5-year-old daughter's soccer game, has been found shot dead in her home along with her husband, police said Thursday.
Information from 911 calls shows that it took a SWAT team nearly an hour and a half to gain entry to the Lebanon, Pennsylvania, home Wednesday evening. Inside, they found the bodies of Hain, 31, and her husband, Scott, 33, police Capt. Daniel Wright said.
Police have avoided labeling the incident a murder-suicide. However, they do not believe that another person was involved, Wright said. A full investigation is under way, he added.
"Who [Melanie Hain] is does not change the course of this investigation," he said. The autopsies are scheduled for Friday.
Melanie Hain's attorney, Matthew B. Weisberg, said she told him a few months ago that she and her husband were separating. It was not immediately clear whether they were still living together.
The couple's three children were unharmed and took refuge at a neighbor's house before police arrived, Wright said, and the children remain in a neighbor's care.
During the incident, police told neighbor Ann DiJohnson to avoid rooms with windows in fear of a possible shootout.
"It was frightening," DiJohnson said. "I'm still shaking."
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