Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bay City, police say

BAY CITY, Texas – A husband and wife were found dead Friday morning in their Bay City home.

Bay City police officers arrived at the home at 6 Lazy Lane shortly before 9 a.m. after the couple's friends said they did not get an answer after knocking on the door of the home.

Police contacted the couple's teenage son, who woke up and found his parents dead, according to investigators.

The couple was identified as Bryan Hogg, 44, and Sandra Hogg, 42.

Both had gunshot wounds, police said.

Police believe it was a murder-suicide, but the investigation is ongoing.

Neighbors believe Sandra was supposed to go out during the morning with the friends who showed up at the home. The couple's next-door neighbor, Diana Osborne, said the neighborhood was taken by surprise.

"(Police) had already had it roped (their house) off," Osborne said. "They were really a great couple -- nice people. We never heard anything. (They) had a darling son."

Their teenage son is now with family, neighbors said.

"I know (Sandra's) parents. Her mother was a teacher at Bay City High School. They're good people, and they'll make sure he's taken care of," Osborne said.

She said the couple had just come back from a cruise. Osborne never heard any gunshots.

Neighbors said the son was hard of hearing and used hearing aids.

"We just in shock -- all in shock. Never expected anything like this. Don't know why," Osborne said.

The Bay City Independent School District confirmed to KPRC2 that Sandra Hogg was a school counselor with the district. During her 12 total years of employment with the district, she most recently served as a licensed specialist in school psychologist with the Matagorda County Educational Services, a special education co-op housed within BCISD.

The Hoggs' son is a freshman at Bay City High School. The district said a crisis team was sent to the school to help staff.

"BCISD is grieving at this tremendous loss, and our thoughts are with the family as they deal with this tragedy," the district wrote in a statement.