‘Ghost Adventures’ couple Mark and Debby Constantino found dead in Nevada

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SPARKS, Nev. - Authorities found an estranged husband and wife who've appeared on the Travel Channel series "Ghost Adventures," dead, barricaded inside a Nevada apartment Tuesday.

Sparks Police now say it appears Debby and Mark Constantino died in a murder-suicide.

The investigation began Tuesday when a woman called police after finding her male roommate dead inside their 2305 Escalera Court residence, and another roommate missing, according to the Reno Gazette Journalmark-debby-constantino-ghost-adventures

According to police, the missing female roommate, believed to be Debby Constantino, had been involved in an abusive relationship with 53-year-old Mark Constantino.

Police and SWAT officers tracked the Constantinos’ cell phones and surrounded an apartment inside the Courtside Gardens complex near Sparks High School, according to WPIX.

After officers knocked on the apartment door, they reported hearing gunshots inside and heard a male voice tell them to keep their distance.

Police said they tried to negotiate with the man before finally blowing open the door with explosives. 

Inside they found the Mark and Debby, both 52, who were pronounced dead at the scene. 

One officer was injured by flying glass as they forced their way inside.

The exact causes of their deaths have not been released.

Officials have not released the identity nor any possible relationship between the dead male roommate and the Constantinos.

The estranged couple had a long history of domestic violence, according to Washoe County records. 

Mark Constantino called police in July of 2012, saying his wife was intoxicated and that he was afraid she might stab him. 

This past summer, he again called police reporting his wife was threatening to stab him.

A month later, Debby took out a protective order against Mark and filed for divorce. 

According to the paper, the couple had separated by that time and Debby was living with roommates at the Escalera Court home. 

She claimed in court documents that Mark and his 23-year-old daughter had assaulted her, beating and choking her unconscious.


    • Cathy

      First of all, My condolences to Debbie’s family and friends. This is a terrible tragedy that happens everyday in the U.S., secondly…Tiffany, it was very insensitive for you to blame the victim for not getting out sooner…Shame on You! In case you didn’t read the story, it stated that she was strong enough to get out, he had a protective order against him, and he had kidnapped and assaulted her before. Sometimes the most dangerous time is when you do leave an abusive relationship. Courts should have done more to protect her…get your facts straight and stop victim blaming.

      • Equal

        Get your facts straight! They were both abusive toward each other. He called the police twice because she tried to stab him.


        By the way Cathy, women in America aren’t slaves. None of the women I know, and that includes my wife, would tolerate abuse for much more than one split second. The first time would be the very last time, and the abuser would be gone ….. permanently.


        Women call 911 for help because the boyfriend is abusing them. It is only after the police handcuff the boyfriend that the woman starts to realize men she’s never met are taking her beloved man of to jail. It gets even funnier when the suspect and the girlfriend show up for court ….. holding hands.

  • Lora

    I believe they messed around too much with spirits. They both had been possessed before. The devil caused this insanity, you will never convince me otherwise. I hope God took mercy and rescued them from hell they had been in a he’ll here on earth

    • Skeptic

      What about all those people who hit they’re partners, that DONT “ghost hunt” Is that the devil too, or are people sometimes just s h I t t y?

  • Derick

    Great post however , I was wanting to know if you
    could write a litte more about this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate
    a bit further. Cheers!

  • gary walton

    May mark and debbie rest in peace.like zak said it’s a dark day in the paranormal world.i did not know them personally but they were people i would have liked to known.god bless them.

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