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'On Verge' of Coronavirus Findings, He Was Shot Dead

University of Pittsburgh's Bing Liu killed in murder-suicide

(Newser) - A researcher on the cusp of making "very significant findings" related to the novel coronavirus was shot dead in Pennsylvania over the weekend. Bing Liu of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine was killed around noon Saturday inside his home north of Pittsburgh in what authorities describe as... More »

Police: Man's COVID-19 Fear Was Behind Murder-Suicide

Autopsies show neither had the coronavirus

(Newser) - The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside their suburban Chicago home in what authorities say was a murder-suicide that was apparently prompted by the man's concern that the two of them had the coronavirus, authorities said. Deputies who were dispatched to a home in Lockport... More »

Teen's 911 Call Amid Shooting: 'Oh, My God. Blood Everywhere'

Sheriff: NC man Larry Don Ray shot and killed 6 family members, then himself

(Newser) - A frantic 911 call from a trapped teen led cops in North Carolina to a gruesome scene with seven members of a family dead—and it appears one shot and killed the other six before fatally shooting himself. WNCN reports that deputies responded to a "shots fired" call around... More »

After Trooper's Murder, Message Found on Shooter's Wall

'Hate you' Lisa McMullan wrote of Greg Rieves, say police in Illinois

(Newser) - Police in Illinois say a woman who shot a retired state trooper in the head before turning the gun on herself had written the man's name on the wall of her condo along with the words, "I hate you" and "hope you ... die." Lisa McMullan, 51,... More »

Family Stayed Up to Celebrate. Police Suspect Murder-Suicide

Four people are found dead in New Mexico home

(Newser) - Four people found dead Wednesday in a home in an Albuquerque suburb were members of the same family, and the case is being investigated as a murder-suicide, authorities said Thursday. "This is a tragic event for the family and for the people in our communities. Our officers and detectives... More »

Deaths of Woman, 2 Children Investigated as Murder-Suicide

Boston parking garage, site of previous deaths, closes its top two floors

(Newser) - Boston authorities are investigating the death of a woman and two young children who fell from the top floor of a parking garage Wednesday as murder-suicide. Erin Pascal, 40, was found on the sidewalk next to the eight-story garage with her daughter, Allison, 4, and son, Andrew, 1, WYCN reports.... More »

Police: 4 Children Are Safe After Apparent Murder-Suicide

3 adults died of gunshot wounds in Florida home

(Newser) - Three adults were killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Tuesday evening while four young children were inside the home, authorities in Florida said. The children were safely removed from the home after the shooting, Lakeland Police Capt. Ed Cain told reporters. The three dead adults all suffered gunshot wounds, the... More »

It Was the Site of a Tragedy. And Now, a Murder-Suicide

3 dead in Connecticut after dispute over smoking

(Newser) - Danielle Jette lost her husband when he fatally shot himself inside her Connecticut home three years ago. On Tuesday, she lost her boyfriend and two children in much the same way. Officers responding to a 911 call found 16-year-old Sterling Jette Jr. inside the Watertown home and 15-year-old Della Jette... More »

Sole Survivor, 9, of Murder-Suicide That Killed Entire Family Dies

Ezekiel Valdivia dies after his father killed his mom, 3 brothers on Nov. 16

(Newser) - He was the only survivor of a murder-suicide shooting that claimed the lives of his mother and three brothers. Now, a 9-year-old California boy has also died. Per the San Diego Union-Tribune , Karl Albright says his nephew Ezekiel Valdivia, who'd been on life support since the Nov. 16 shooting... More »

Boy, 9, Is Sole Survivor After Murder-Suicide Kills 5

Cops say father killed wife, 3 sons

(Newser) - A San Diego man murdered his wife and three of their four sons less than 24 hours after she obtained a restraining order against him, police say. Investigators believe the man shot his estranged wife and all four children at their home early Saturday before killing himself, People reports. Family... More »

Children's Book Author, Family Found Dead in Home

'This is a horrible, horrible event,' DA says

(Newser) - A relative who arrived at a home in a Boston suburb Monday morning to take children to school made a horrifying find downstairs: The body of their mother, 40-year-old Deirdre Zaccardi. After the relative called 911, police found the bodies of the family's three children—11-year-old Alexis and 9-year-old... More »

Grandkids' Visit Turns Into Murder-Suicide in Tennessee

Police say man shot and killed his wife, grandson, then himself

(Newser) - Two young siblings were visiting their grandparents' Tennessee home when things went unimaginably wrong. Police say Terry Majors, 64, shot and killed his wife Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, and his 6-year-old grandson, Ty Dodson, before fatally shooting himself Saturday. Ty's 4-year-old sister ran to a neighbor's house for help... More »

Shock Waves in Atlanta Over Murders in Prominent Family

Mom Marsha Edwards allegedly killed her adult kids, herself

(Newser) - Shock waves in Atlanta over a suspected murder-suicide involving a well-known family. Marsha Edwards, 58—founder of medical equipment supply company MME Enterprises as well as the ex-wife of local civic leader and orthopedic surgeon Chris Edwards—is believed to have killed her two adult children and herself. Cobb County... More »

After Apparent Murder-Suicide, Cops Search for Missing Toddler

Police in Northwest believe Aiden Castiel Salcido could be anywhere from Montana to Oregon

(Newser) - Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak had been on the run since June 11, when, police say, they were reported missing after Janiak didn't show up to start serving her jail sentence in Oregon for a burglary conviction. Cops found them in Kalispell, Mont., this week, but now the two... More »

San Jose Standoff Ends With 5 Dead

Police say gunman killed 4 others, then himself

(Newser) - A gunman shot and killed four people then turned the gun on himself after an hours-long standoff with police in California, authorities said Monday. San Jose police saw several bloody family members and victims fleeing a home when police responded to calls of shots fired Sunday night, the AP reports.... More »

US Sailor, Woman Found Dead in Bloody Bedroom

The killing comes at a time of rising tensions in Okinawa

(Newser) - Tragedy struck Okinawa on Saturday morning when a US Navy sailor apparently used a knife to kill a woman and then take his own life, CNN reports. The bodies were found in a bloody bedroom on the Japanese island. "This is an absolute tragedy and we are fully committed... More »

Ex-Corporate Raider, Wife Found Dead in Bed: Friend

Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs had been married 57 years

(Newser) - He was once a corporate raider known as "Irv the Liquidator." Now Irwin Jacobs and his wife Alexandra are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at their home about 15 miles south-west Minneapolis, Minn., the Star-Tribune reports. Police say only that two bodies were found in bed with a... More »

Jury: Both Moms Were In on Murder-Suicide Plan

Jennifer Hart drove off a cliff after wife Sarah researched drowning

(Newser) - A special coroner's jury in California ruled the deaths of two Washington state women and their six adopted children was a murder-suicide after hearing testimony that one of the women had researched death by drowning online and the other deliberately stepped on the gas, sending their SUV plunging off... More »

5 Grisly Murders, a Possible Suicide Pact

Family members say cult ties may have influenced suspects to kill 5 other family members

(Newser) - What authorities in Bucks County, Pa., are calling an "atrocious" murder still hasn't been completely clarified by the two suspects, who were found Monday night at the scene of the Morrisville massacre, but pieces (albeit conflicting ones) are slowly starting to come together. "As confusing as it... More »

Cops: Mom Took 3 Daughters Out to Lunch, Then Killed Them

Aubrianne Moore had history of mental illness

(Newser) - Investigators have revealed details equally sad and chilling in the Feb. 18 murder of three young girls by their mother near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Aubrianne Moore picked up the girls from school on the pretext of a doctor's appointment, took them out to lunch, and then shot them, police... More »

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