Police say 4 killed in Missouri died in murder-suicide
BRIDGETON (AP) — Authorities say four people found dead over the weekend in a suburban St. Louis home were killed in a murder-suicide.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 73-year-old Thomas Patrick Comer killed himself after fatally shooting his wife, 71-year-old Carole Comer, a son, 50-year-old John Michael Comer, and a daughter, 45-year-old Rebecca Comer Kelleher.
Police identified the eldest Comer as the shooter in a statement Monday afternoon, but did not address a possible motive.
The four were found dead in a Bridgeton home before noon Saturday. Police said a firearm was found and that no one else was inside the residence.
In a statement released through police, family members of the Comers thanked those who have supported or prayed for the family. The statement asked for privacy.