According to a local news report, two Georgia-based fighters were
found dead in their home on Wednesday as a result of a
Atlanta NBC-affiliate Channel 11 published the news Thursday.
According to the report, 28-year-old Wilbur Carl Smith shot and
killed girlfriend and fellow fighter Maryellen
Cano before turning the gun on himself.
Cano’s father reportedly filed a missing person report on Wednesday
evening after two days went by without hearing from his daughter.
According to Channel 11, police responded to the request and
arrived at Cano and Smith’s residence Wednesday night. Though
Cano’s vehicle was parked in the driveway, police received no
response from inside the house. Upon contacting the property
manager, officers found the couple deceased inside.
Cano, 32, fought only once as a professional, making quick work of
her opponent at Wild Bill's Fight Night 29. The Tiger Academy
representative finished Linda
Cunningham with a rear-naked choke in just 1:51 at the July 24