When the police officers arrived, they found Betty Lou dead, lying face down in a pool of blood. She was approximately 28 feet from the rear of the Rambler, with her head towards the car. She had 5 bullet wounds in the right side of her back.
They also found David lying face up on the ground with his feet towards the rear passenger tires of the Rambler, and his head away from the car. He had a single gunshot wound to his head. Officer Warner detected David was still breathing and Captain Pitta called for an ambulance. He was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.
According to police reports, the bullet went through the upper portion of his ear and into his head. There were powder burns on his ear so they believe he was shot at close range. He also had a large lump on his right cheek. There was also blood on his hands and the sleeves of his shirt. He held a class ring by the tip of the ring and middle fingers of his left hand.
The Rambler had all the doors locked, except the front passenger door, which was open. The front seat was found reclined all the way back. The rear passenger window had been shot out and a bullet hole found in the rear driver’s side wheel housing.
A .22 caliber shell casing was found on the front floorboard. Eight more shell casings were found on the ground parallel to the right side of David’s body.
One bullet was removed from David’s skull, and two from Betty Lou’s body. Another bullet was found in her panties, one near her body, one on top of the Rambler, and one inside the Rambler in the floor mat of the passenger’s side storage area.