Will County coroner names two people killed in murder-suicide – NBC Chicago

A Joliet woman and her estranged husband who died in a murder-suicide were identified Sunday by the Will County Coroner’s Office, authorities said.

According to a police news release, around 11:10 a.m., Joliet Police officers were called to the 3400 block of Pandola Avenue for a report of a woman who had been stabbed. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 35-year-old woman lying on the street with multiple stab wounds.

A 32-year-old man was found lying on the ground in a nearby driveway and also suffered stab wounds, police said. Both individuals were transported to Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center and pronounced dead.

In a Facebook post Sunday, authorities identified the deceased woman as Melissa Aud-Headlee, 35, of Joliet. The man who police said carried out the stabbing was identified as Michael Aud-Headlee, 32, of Carmi, Illinois.

According to the Will County Coroner’s Office, autopsy, police and toxicology report results were pending to determine the cause and manner of both deaths.

According to Joliet police, the man was the victim’s estranged husband and the two were divorcing. A preliminary investigation revealed that there was unrest when the suspect reached the victim’s house and she ran away.

Police said it is believed the suspect chased the victim armed with a kitchen knife and eventually caught up with her, whereupon he stabbed her multiple times in the chest. After attacking the victim, witnesses said the man stabbed himself multiple times in the chest.

The couple’s 3-year-old son was home at the time but was not injured, police said. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services was contacted in accordance with federal reporting requirements.

Police said the murder-suicide was a targeted domestic incident and there was no threat to the community.