FBI was at Beilman's home the day before murder-suicide

FAIRPORT, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - UPDATE: 

Law enforcement sources say that the FBI was at the Beilman's home on Tuesday. 

We're working to find out why the FBI was at the home, and any results of that visit. We'll provide updates as we learn more. 

ORIGINAL: 

A father shot and killed his daughter before killing himself in their backyard on Williamsburg Drive in Fairport.

Fairport Police Chief Sam Farina said 60-year-old John Beilman killed his 27-year-old daughter, Nichole Beilman, and then himself around 5:22 a.m. Wednesday.

Nichole had a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome, and had been confined to a wheelchair for most of her life.

"She was one hundred percent reliant on the care of her parents," Chief Farina said. "I believe as far as her communication effort, it was very difficult for her to do so." 

Chief Farina said Donna Beilman, John's wife and Nichole's mother, was inside at the time of the shooting but was not aware of what happened until officers arrived. 

"When we brought this news to her attention, as it certainly would have been in any other situation, she was extremely distraught about the news but didn't really know what had taken place until we brought it to her attention," Chief Farina said.

John left a "goodbye" note for Donna inside the home, according to Chief Farina. The note showed suicidal inclinations, and indicated to police the public would not be in danger. 

"This was a very very difficult crime scene for us to address due to the nature of this violent act that was seen this morning," Chief Farina said. "Our sympathies go out to the family during this very difficult time under some very shocking and disturbing circumstances." 

John had no criminal background, and police were never called to their home before Wednesday.

A motive for the murder-suicide is not known at this time. Police are still investigating the incident.


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