Thursday morning was filled with shock and sadness at the law office of Freeman, D’Aiuto, Pierce, Gurev, Keeling & Wolf. A paralegal named Billi Jo Dyer-Romero, who had worked there nearly a decade, was dead; the victim of an apparent murder-suicide in Acampo.
Paralegal Laura Smith said Dyer-Romero’s brother had called the firm that morning to alert it to the tragedy. But how could it be? Smith wondered. There had been no history of violence, no warning signs, she said.