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Michael Scott Salley Kidnaps and Kills Estranged Wife Gwen Salley in South Caddo


Another domestic violence murder in Caddo Parish.

43-year-old Michael Scott Salley of Grand Cane kidnapped his wife, Gwen Cox Salley when she went to a local day care center to pick up her seven year old daughter. It happened at Butterfly Gardens Child Care Center in Stonewall.

Owner, Denise Winkler, tells KTBS that the center’s manager saw what happened and pushed the couple’s daughter out of harm’s way. She then yelled to the students and staff to get down and call 9-1-1.

“All my kids got down on the ground and he took off with the mom in the vehicle,” said Winkler.

A witness followed Salley’s car and called police. Salley forced the woman to drive to a secluded area off the Johns Gin Road in Caddo Parish.

Deputies on the scene heard several shots And discovered that Michael Salley shot Gwynette Salley and then turned the gun on himself. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Gwen Salley’s sister posted this on Facebook shortly after Gwen was kidnapped:

Her sister commented later “they were both found too late, unfortunately.”

The little girl is now with relatives. No one else at the day care center was harmed.



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