Stephanie Shields drowned her two kids before committing suicide, medical examiner says

Categories: Homicide Files
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Nolan, Stephanie, and Josephine
Yesterday, police confirmed that three people had been found dead in a Zimmerman home -- 35-year-old Stephanie Shields and her two children, 7-year-old Nolan and 6-year-old Josephine.

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Though authorities said no suspects were being sought, for about 24 hours it remained unclear what exactly had happened to the three. But this morning medical examiners released autopsy results. They said Stephanie drowned her two children before killing herself.

Shields's husband, National Guard member Sergeant 1st Class Mark Shields, reportedly moved out of the home on the 13300 block of Fifth Avenue South just last week.

A family member found the bodies of Stephanie and her children around 10 a.m. Easter morning. Both Nolan and Josephine were students at Zimmerman Elementary School.


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