Investigators are hesitant to conclude that Steve McNair’s girlfriend Sahel Kazemi killed the NFL star and herself because she didn’t appear to have a motive.
That said, a murder-suicide is still the most likely scenario.
After the couple was discovered shot to death on Saturday, police were quick to label Steve McNair’s death a homicide. He had been shot twice in the head and twice in the chest. Sahel Kazemi was dead from a single gunshot to the head.
Under her body was a gun the 20-year-old had purchased less than two days before the killings. Investigators were waiting on ballistics tests on the weapon before issuing a ruling on Kazemi’s death, which could come in the next few days.
Kazemi’s gun purchase, which was revealed earlier this week, is a strong indication that she was responsible for the deaths of McNair, 36, and herself.
Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi were found dead Saturday. [Photo: TMZ]
Nevertheless, an apparent lack of motive by Sahel Kazemi has officials being careful about exploring every possibility, including the unlikely but plausible scenario that a third party could have killed them and staged the scene.
Their relationship lacked typical indicators of trouble, such as concerned family members and friends, police reports, restraining orders, etc.