KETR Local
2:59 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

Double murder-suicide in Wood County


Lake Fork – An apparent double murder-suicide is under investigation by Wood County deputies. It occurred at the Holiday Villages subdivision off Highway 154 near Lake Fork.

The suspect has been identified as 51-year-old Baron Vance BiBee, of Quitman. He is said to have entered the residence through an unlocked door where a confrontation would ensue between him and his wife, Valerie, who proceeded to call 911. BiBee then fired shots at Valerie who, according to reports, pretended to be dead. He would then reportedly shoot and kill 66-year-old Jimmie Ira Burgan and Valerie's mother, 70-year-old Marilyn Jeanne Purley.

A total of nine people were reportedly in the house at the time of the shooting.