I-Team: State Police will not reopen investigation into death of pastor's first wife
AUGUSTA (WGME) — Maine State Police will not reopen an investigation into the 1993 death of Pastor Dan Randall's first wife in a fall at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth.
Investigators say Randall shot and killed his daughter, Claire Randall, before killing himself in Hebron last month.
Randall's first wife, Greta Randall, died July 3, 1993.
Spokesperson Steve McCausland said investigators reviewed their investigative files from the 1993 incident and decided it was an accident.
According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's "Report of Death" obtained by CBS 13, "Det. Stevens spoke to Officer Kennedy from the scene and he is sure it was accidental. The family had no domestic problem and were happily married. The husband's account of the accident corresponds to the evidence at the scene."
Greta Randall was at Two Lights State Park with her husband and two small children. Randall was seven months pregnant and was chasing after her two small children who were playing hide and seek, according to the report.
"She apparently slipped and fell as the ground was wet from the rain. When she fell she hit her head on a rock," according to the 1993 report.
Maine State Police decided to review the file after the December murder-suicide in Hebron.