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Wife of D-backs' Schoeneweis found dead

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  • Wife of D-backs' Schoeneweis found dead

    By Steve Gilbert /

    05/20/09 6:29 PM ET

    The wife of Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Scott Schoeneweis was found dead Wednesday in their Fountain Hills, Ariz., home, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's office.

    D-backs team president and CEO Derrick Hall confirmed the news.

    Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis, 39, was unresponsive when sheriff's deputies came to their home at 12:11 p.m. MST on Wednesday responding to a call made by the couple's 14-year-old daughter.

    According to the release, Gabrielle Dawn Schoeneweis was found on the floor of the master bedroom. Lindsey Smith, spokesperson for the Sheriff's office said that there were no signs of foul play and while they are not ruling anything out, they are not treating it as a homicide at this point. More will be known once the medical examiner determines the cause of death.

    Hall said that Schoeneweis had left the team in Florida to head home.

    "Words cannot describe how shocked and saddened we are this evening," Hall said in a statement issued Wednesday evening. "This is a tragedy for the Schoeneweis family, who we naturally consider members of our family. We are here to support Scott in any way during this traumatic period in his life."

    Schoeneweis was acquired by the D-backs from the Mets during the offseason. In 19 games, he has compiled a 2.53 ERA.

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