Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

 Pagosa Springs Police Department personnel are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place Sunday morning.

The incident took place at approximately 11:30 a.m. Sunday at a home on Oren Road in Pagosa Springs, said PSPD Officer Floyd Capistrant.

Upon arriving at the home, Capistrant said PSPD personnel found a male, female and dog deceased, all of apparent gunshot wounds.

The female, identified as Pamela Jean Bono, 71, was found in the home’s kitchen, dead of a single gunshot wound. The male, identified as Robert Bono, 78, was found on a back deck with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The couple’s dog was also shot and killed, Capistrant said.

An employee who worked for the couple found them and reported the incident, Capistrant said.

The officer also said a note was found at the residence, but the department is not releasing the content of the note.

Capistrant said the investigation is continuing.




This story was posted on September 25, 2014.

9 Responses to Couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

  1. Quilter

    October 2, 2014 at 8:03 am

    What a sad loss to the quilting community!

  2. carol craven

    October 2, 2014 at 10:44 am

    what a loss to the world of humanity.

  3. Ann Schmidt

    October 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    What a terrible loss. Pam was so talented. She will be missed

  4. Pamela Gallegos

    October 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    This is unbelievable. I had email conversations with Pam about their dog, since I had taken in a very sick English bulldog about the time she was acquiring that bulldog she loved so much. What a talented, wonderful woman. Devastating news. So sorry for the families.

  5. Cathy Cee

    October 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Just shows how little we know about people, I’ve gotten Pam’s newsletter for years. While I’m sure everyone has their problems, she certainly kept any trouble hidden.

  6. Lis Martion

    October 2, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    So sad, a huge loss to the crafting world. Sympathy to family and friends. It is hard to ask for at times, but please try and get help if you can.

  7. Marita Atkins

    October 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    She will live on through her books and patterns. I sincerely hope that she was not aware, and didn’t suffer. Rest in Peace. You will be missed.

  8. Roslyn Hack

    October 2, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    How shocking. I too got Pams great newsletters. She will be sadly missed by the quilting world.

  9. MarineMom5811

    October 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    How sad for all involved. You never really know the heart of another person. Condolences for her family.