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Paul and Jannine Parisi found dead in Chantilly home

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CHANTILLY, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police say a man and a woman were found dead inside a home in Chantilly on Wednesday morning.

Police say they received a call for shots fired shortly after 5 a.m.

Police arrived at the home in the 1300 block of Point Pleasant Drive to find the two people deceased. Police have identified them as 47-year-old Jannine Parisi and 46-year-old Paul Parisi. The deceased were husband and wife.

Cause of death has yet to be determined.

Two teenage girls were able to safely leave the home, say police.

Neighbors say they seemed like a normal family. Jannine worked as a PE teacher at Franklin Middle School in Fairfax County and Paul was an ATF agent for ten years. 

ATF released the following statement on Wednesday: 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members who have suffered a tremendous loss today. We request that the family's privacy be respected so that they can grieve in private. We can confirm that Paul Parisi was an ATF agent, and began his career with ATF in 1993 as an Industry Operation Investigator.  Parisi became a Special Agent in 1999, and at the time of his death was assigned to the Washington Field Division in the arson and explosives group."

The principal of Franklin Middle School sent the following letter to parents:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great sadness that I must share with you the news that one of our teachers - Jannine Parisi - died unexpectedly today.  Ms. Parisi taught Health and PE and she has been a part of the Franklin Middle School family since 2005.  She was a wonderful teacher, role model and friend to students and staff and she will be greatly missed.

We recommend that parents fully discuss the subject of Jannine's death with their children.  You should expect a wide range of emotions and feelings from your children. The most important thing is to deal openly with the subject and comfort your child if he or she is upset.

Today has been a very emotional day at Franklin as we learned of this tragedy.  An FCPS Crisis Team and our counselors are available to support staff and students.  Please feel free to contact the school if there are any needs that arise with you or your children regarding this news.   Our thoughts are with Jannine's family and friends during this extremely difficult time. 

Thank you for your support and understanding.


Sincerely,

Sharon Eisenberg
Principal
Franklin Middle School  

A neighbor also mentioned noticing an ambulance and police car at the home in the last couple of months. They saw that the woman climbed into this ambulance but they didn't suspect anything domestic. Right now, police are not saying.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or text "TIP187" plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

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