Mysterious Fire Erupts Near Scene of Sunday's Murder-Suicide
Tuesday evening at around 11 p.m., Tom Green County Sheriff's Dept., Wall Volunteer Fire Dept, and E. Concho Fire Dept. fought a blaze on an older RV that likely was on the property of Sunday's murder-suicide. The fire lit up the dark nighttime sky.
Sherriff's Deputies had the roads blocked off, and being private property, we were only able to gain a glimpse of the fire fighting operations through clandestine means from Sykes Rd., approximately 1/4 mile south.
The fire appeared to be localized around an older model RV and possibly a vehicle on the Timm property. The property is located on Old FM 380, east of San Angelo, towards Veribest.
Sherriff's Dept. and volunteer fire dept. personnel on the scene were mum, instructing us to contact the Tom Green County Sheriff's Dept. in the morning. The incident was an "ongoing investigation" they said.
On Sunday, Tyree Timm was murdered by her live-in boyfriend of 32 years, John McDonald. According to the Sheriff, the couple had split, and McDonald lived in an RV on the Timm property. Tyree Timm had returned to the property Sunday afternoon to gather her belongings and leave. McDonald met her outside with a handgun and shot Timm in the back and then turned the gun on himself. McDonald was pronounced dead at the scene. Timm died later at Shannon Medical Center.
We believe the RV where McDonald was living was the location of Tuesday night's blaze.
As of last night, no one in an official capacity was talking.
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