Los Alamos friends and acquaintances of Linda and Dr. Marion Scott expressed shock and befuddlement this week as they learned how they died, and who their alleged killer was.
The former Los Alamos residents were allegedly stabbed to death in their Denton, Texas, home Jan. 10. The crime was allegedly committed by their youngest son, Stephen, 40.
According to Officer Ryan Greelly of the Denton Police Department, Stephen Scott remains in the county jail on a $250,000 bond. “An investigation is still pending,” Greelly said Friday.
He has been charged with two counts of capital murder, according to the Denton Record-Chronicle.
It did not take long for the tragic news to reach Los Alamos, where the Scotts lived for at least 20 years, starting in the late 70s. They moved out of Los Alamos in the early 2000s.
Many people knew Linda, who taught at the middle school. Both were described as being active in their church and community life while they lived here.
While not much is known about Marion Scott, who apparently worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, many teachers and friends came forward to talk about his wife, Linda.