New details emerge in the deaths of the “Ghost Adventures” couple, Mark and Debby Constantino, who were found dead last week after a police standoff. Police report that Mark Constantino did kill Debby and then he turned the gun on himself. Mark had also killed one of Debby’s roommates before taking Debby from the apartment she had been living in and bringing her to the couple’s adult daughter’s apartment. This became the site where the couple died.
According to GWS Newswire on September 27, new details concerning the death of ghost hunters husband and wife team have been released by police. Debby, 52, and 54-year-old Mark Constantino were in a relationship that brought the police to their home 10 times over the past three years for domestic abuse.
Before taking Debby to their daughter’s apartment, where she would be killed, Mark had shot and killed one of Debby’s roommates, James Anderson. He was found shot in the head in the apartment he shared with Debby and another female roommate. It was Debby’s unnamed female roommate who found Anderson dead and realized Debby was missing, which prompted the original call to the police.
Police located Debby by tracking the pings from her cell phone coming off the cell phone towers nearby. When they arrived at the apartment where they believed Mark was holding Debby, he refused to open the door and shots rang out. Police did not return the fire, according to CBS News.
Police negotiators kept Mark on the phone for the next two hours until a single gunshot was heard. This is when the SWAT team forcible entered the apartment to find both Debby and Mark dead in this murder-suicide case.
This would suggest that the single shot heard was Mark killing himself. This would also suggest that Debby had been dead while police negotiated with Mark on the phone. CBS reports, “The manner of death has yet to be determined pending the completion of the autopsies, Triplett said Friday.
GWS News reports, that police have gone out on “ten domestic violence incidents” that have been reported by the couple over the the past three years, with “the majority involving Mrs. Constantino as the aggressor.”
In August police arrested Mark Constantino, 53, on charges of kidnapping, strangulation and domestic battery in another case involving Debby. Mark’s adult daughter was also arrested in that case. What part their daughter played is not known, but apparently she did something to warrant an arrest.
Records from the Washoe District Court indicate that Debby obtained a restraining order, which was served to Mark last week. Both Debby and Mark were scheduled to appear in court in December regarding their pending divorce.
The couple became famous as ghost hunters after they frequently appeared on the popular Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” The Constantino’s were considered EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) specialists. This basically means they had a lot of luck with recording voices not heard with the human ear, which were believed to be voices of ghosts.