Investigators are reporting that Benoit strangled his wife and smothered his son. The murders took place between Friday night and Saturday afternoon. On Saturday, Benoit informed WWE that he would be unable to compete at a live event later that day, as well as Sunday's PPV. Somewhere between Sunday night and Monday morning, Benoit sent a "curious" text message to Chavo Guerrero. Benoit then allegedly hung himself. When Chavo received the message, he informed WWE, who asked the Atlanta police to check on Benoit. Police discovered the bodies Monday afternoon, around 2:30pm.
The following question remains: What possessed Benoit to do this?
When police were searching his home, they found anabolic steroids that had been prescribed to Benoit. It is possible that Benoit had an episode of "roid rage." This condition is described as a combination of depression and aggressive anger. It occurs when a person takes a heavy dosage. I want to state that this is just SPECULATION and no conclusion should be drawn from this.
Given the circumstances, WWE is distancing themselves from Benoit, which is understandable and was expected.
Here is their latest statement: http://www.wwe.com/inside/
I will maintain my tribute to Benoit only as a way to honour his career and it is in no way related to this tragic and senseless event.