Autopsies conducted by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner’s Office are leading authorities closer to ruling the deaths of the fighter and his wife a murder-suicide, with Levens as the suspected shooter. A spokesman for the coroner described the fatal gunshot wounds to Sherdog.com, saying: “It was a chest wound that penetrated her heart and killed her and his was to the head.”
The two were found next to one another in their bed, with a gun found next to Levens’ body. Autopsy results put the deaths at around four days ago.
In the Laguna-Niguel condo the Orange County Sheriff’s Department found prescription painkillers and anti-depressants, though the pills were not in the typical pharmaceutical containers.
An AP report claims that police had visited the condo twice in the last month, once for a possible overdose. An “anonymous source” tells NBC Sports that Levens was “never the same” after the suicide of IFL teammate Jeremy Williams in May of 2007.
Levens’ one-time agent, Ken Pavia, described him as having become “disenchanted with his career and the sport.”
No suicide note has been found.