State trooper killed wife, then himself: autopsies

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The deaths of an off-duty Illinois State Police trooper and his wife, both of whom were found fatally shot in a car Monday in the East Side neighborhood, have been ruled a murder-suicide.

An autopsy released Tuesday found Antonio Alvarez, 30, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Amanda Alvarez, 31, died of a gunshot wound to her head, and her death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Both were found dead about 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 11000 block of South Avenue E, according to Illinois State Police. A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Antonio Alvarez was a three-year veteran of the Illinois State Police, the agency said. WLS-TV reports Amanda Alvarez's family said the couple was having problems in their marriage and that she had told relatives she intended to leave him, the Associated Press said.

Chicago police were investigating.

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