Ex-NBA ref from Spring kills self on day wife's body found

August 17, 2011 12:59:16 PM PDT
Authorities say a former NBA referee shot and killed himself in a suburban New Orleans hotel room on the same day his wife was found strangled at their Houston area home.

A law-enforcement official in Montgomery County, Texas, says Troy Raymond was a person of interest in the death of his wife, Leslie Anderson Raymond, whose body was discovered last Thursday at their home in Spring.

Troy Raymond's body was discovered Thursday at a hotel in Jefferson Parish. The coroner's office said he shot himself in the head.

Tim Holifield, a Montgomery County constable, said Wednesday that Raymond hasn't been named a suspect in his wife's killing and it's premature to connect their deaths.

Raymond was a NBA referee during the 2003-04 season and has refereed college games.


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