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One dead in suspected murder attempted suicide in McHenry

Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

A man reportedly killed his wife and then attempted to take his own life in what appears to be a murder – suicide attempt Monday morning in McHenry.

Officers with the McHenry Police Department responded to the 4300 block of Parkway Ave. at about 8:53am after receiving a call from a man who said he killed his wife and then slit his throat.

Responding officers found a female deceased inside the residence. The male was found with an alleged self-inflicted wound to the neck and was flown via Flight For Life to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

According to authorities, the incident was isolated and that there is no danger to the public. Their identities of have been withheld pending the ongoing investigation.

The incident is still under investigation by the McHenry Police Department, the McHenry County Major Investigative Assistance Team, and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office.

More information will be released Tuesday.

Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha
Photo by Alex Vucha

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