An apparent murder-suicide involving a former MLB player has thrust Pearland into national headlines this week as investigators begin to piece together the tragedy.
Pearland Police state the investigation is still ongoing into the deaths of Darryl Hamilton, 50, and Monica Jordan, 44, who were found inside a home in the 11500 block of Island Breeze in Shadow Creek Ranch.
Initial reports indicate Hamilton suffered multiple gunshots and Jordan had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A 14-month old child in the home was unharmed, and was released to Texas Child Protective Services Sunday night after the bodies were discovered by police.
According to Brazoria County court records, a hearing involving support and living arrangements for the couple’s only child was held in a Brazoria County court the Friday before their deaths.
Other reports indicate that Jordan was the owner of the half-million-dollar home in Shadow Creek.
Hamilton was an analyst for the MLB Network. His lengthy Major League career spanned from 1988 to 2001, with much of it spent with the Milwaukee Brewers. He also played for the San Francisco Giants, the New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies.
Hamilton’s final Facebook post – a photo of himself with his two older sons for Father’s Day – quickly filled with well wishes and prayers from fans and friends.
“May his memory live on as a positive reminder of the good he accomplished, rather than his tragic ending,” wrote one poster.