Monday, August 25, 2014

Pair Pronounced Dead At Scene

"WILLOW SPRINGS, IL — An autopsy conducted Sunday determined that a man and woman from southwest suburban Willow Springs died as a result of a murder/suicide, officials said.

"Samantha Zapata, 26, of 8348 South Archer Avenue, was pronounced dead at 9:47 a.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

"An autopsy conducted today determined that the woman died from a gunshot wound to her back and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the office.

"In addition to her death, Luis M. Zapata, who lived in the same home as Samantha Zapata, was pronounced dead at the same time as the woman, according to the office.

"An autopsy ruled his death a suicide from a gunshot wound to his chest, according to the autopsy.

"Willow Springs police could not be reached for comment. Officials could not say what the relationship was between the two people."

From the Chicago Tribune...

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