Video: Florida mail carrier discovers apparent murder-suicide


Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose bodies were found Wednesday at a home on Tribble Street in unincorporated Columbia County.

A postal worker found the body of 72-year-old Gwendolyn Cart and her husband, 79-year-old Robert Hupp, in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide by firearm, with Hupp pulling the trigger.

“As he put some mail in the slot by the front door he saw a couple of bodies. He checked the one to see if it was breathing, it was not, so he called 911 and we responded,” Cpl. Murray Smith of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said.

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  • Long Rod

    My question to the carrier who called the incident in is. Are you now being investigated by your Supervisor on stealing time from the postal service? According to them and the tool doiss; you don’t have that kind of time. Shame on you for caring for your customers. Hope you don’t get suspended for this. If I did. I know I would be.

  • Henny Youngman

    Real knee-slapper, there, Rod! The old jokes are the best, aren’t they?

  • Long Rod

    It would be an old joke if they didn’t continue to use these formulas and tools such as they are; to suspend you. It’s still being used it my office today. The postmaster and the supervisors in my area loves to use it against you everyday. Anyways great for the carrier for noticing this and trying to helpful and caring about their customers.

  • Henny Youngman’s wife

    Yeah, right. The problem with your whine is that the USPS doesn’t penalize carriers for doing good- they recognize them, and publicize their good deeds. There are lots of stories about carriers getting awards for doing good deeds- haven’t seen one yet where one got in trouble for it. And you KNOW the union would be on them like a cheap suit publicizing it if they did!

    But seriously- if you hate your job so much, why are you still doing it? I’m sure there are plenty of well-paying jobs out there where you can just work at your own pace without anyone using “formulas and tools” to bother you!

  • Mailman030

    You must not work for the Postal Service if you believe that they give employees awards for anything like this. The NALC honors heroes every year for saving lives.

  • Henny Youngman’s mailman

    I do work for the post office, and I can also read. I’ve seen plenty of stories about carriers being recognized and receiving awards on this web site- never seen a single one about a carrier being reprimanded for doing a good deed. Not only that, but the USPS usually has one of their “heroes corner” items every day on the news link page.

    Sorry you two are so put upon. Like I told the other whiner, if the job is so bad, go get another one.

  • Long Rod

    Sorry stupervisor your WRONG as usual. You do not recognize good work at all. We don’t have time to work at our pace unless we want to be suspended. We must RUN so were not harassed everyday by morons like you. I love my job just waiting for the postmaster general to realize what kind of idiots she has at middle management and fire you all. MORON

  • Long Rod

    Also, Moron I myself saved someone on my route the person I saved wrote a letter to my postmaster and came to my office and thanked me personally in front of my stupervisor. Was I recognized in any way by postal management or the post office itself? NO! NO! NO! NO!

  • Henny Youngman’s Mother

    Pure BS.

    Read my last comment. Management recognizes and publicizes several craft employees every week on the heroes page- why would they do that if they have a policy against helping people? Maybe you weren’t recognized because you’re just a lazy whiner who wouldn’t even help an old lady across the street because it’s “not my job!” Miserable bitter people like you don’t make believable Good Samaritans.

    And you didn’t answer my question- if it’s so bad, why are you still here? Too stupid to find another job?

  • Mailman030

    How is stating that the USPS does not honor the employees who go above and beyond the call of duty whining. The fact is that I , like most other Letter Carriers, love my job and my customers. As for the supervisors and managers that I have encountered in my career, I don’t miss any of them when they leave.

  • Henny Youngman’s outplacement

    You’re absolutely right- it isn’t whining- it’s lying.

    If you don’t like the job, get another.

  • Mailman030

    A carrier in my office saved the life of a customer on his route and when the local paper honored him, upper level management ignored it. You must be in management if you assume that all craft employees are liars and whiners

  • Mailman030

    Where is this alleged heroes page located? Is it on the Blue Page, to which craft employees have no access to or is it located on liteBlue?

  • Henny Youngman’s hero

    The news link page has only been around for a decade or two…

    No idea how long they’ve had the hero’s page, but it’s at

  • Mailman030

    You’re right there is a hero’s page on liteBlue; however, in over 20years with the Postal Service, no one in management has ever mentioned it in the 8 different delivery units in which I have worked.