On Thursday, June 29, 2017, a Brampton woman and her husband were found dead in a parked car in New Mexico.
The bodies of Ursula Tammy Kokotkiewicz, 32, and her husband, Jacob Kokotkiewicz, 31, were found inside a Dodge pickup truck parked on the shoulder of an interstate highway, according to The Canadian Press.
Kokotkiewicz was found with a gunshot wound to her head in the passenger seat, while her husband was found in the driver’s seat with a handgun between his legs. He also appeared to have been shot in the head.
Kokotkiewicz was a teacher who studied at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
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She was from Brampton.
According to a GoFundMe page for her funeral, Kokotkiewicz “was a loving daughter, sister, companion, and teacher who touched the lives of many people all over the world.”
New Mexico State Police have deemed her death a murder-suicide.
“Unfortunately on Thursday June 29th, 2017 we lost Tammy in a very tragic circumstance,” says the page. “Tammy was always smiling and made the best of every situation. Those who had the pleasure of knowing her will always remember her smile and bubbling personality.”
According to her Facebook page, she was a teacher in Dallas.
Cover photo courtesy of the GoFundMe page