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Scott Schoeneweis's wife found dead in their house

According to Channel 12's News Twitter:

MCSO [Maricopa County Sheriff's Office] reports that the wife of Arizona Diamondback’s relief pitcher, Scott Schoeneweis, was found dead in their Fountain Hills Home.

Confirmed by a report on

Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis, 39, was unresponsive when deputies arrived at the home about 12:11 p.m. Sheriff's Deputy Lindsey Smith said one of the couple's children called the sheriff's office. The 14-year-old told deputies she found her mother on the floor of the master bedroom. Schoeneweis was pronounced dead at the scene. The couple have four children. Detectives are investigating. The cause of death has not been determined.

Sheriff's spokesperson Lindsey Smith, said that there were no signs of foul play and they are not treating it as a homicide at this point but investigation is continuing. Team president Derrick Hall said "Words cannot describe how shocked and saddened we are this evening. This is a tragedy for the Schoeneweis family who we naturally consider members of our family. We are here to support Scott in any way during this traumatic period in his life."

Doug Davis said, “I was told about 30 minutes before I was about to go out. Obviously, our thoughts and prayers are with him. It is a tough time for not just him, but all of us and his family. It’s tragic.” Added manager AJ Hinch, “His world was just rocked. He and his kids, his family, his extended family, his in-laws, everybody’s lives are changed forever. He took it as expected, very hard. “We got him to the airport, got him on a flight, and he’s back with his family."

I'm just listening to a three-part interview with Gabrielle Schoeneweis, recorded last October:
   Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
She met Scott through their mutual hair-dresser in Scottsdale, and moved in together within three months, when he was a minor-leaguer. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Scott, their family and friends.