Thursday, February 27, 2014
OAK LAWN IL TRIPLE MURDER and SUICIDE VICTIMS/OFFENDER IDENTIFIED - 4 dead including 5-year-old boy after Oak Lawn fire, shootings
Authorities said a fire official on his way to work responded to a 911 call about 5:15 a.m. and saw a man in a car in the home’s garage in the 9800 block of 51st Avenue.
“He opened the door and observed an adult male in the driver’s seat take his own life with the use of a shotgun,” Oak Lawn Police Chief Mike Murray said.
That man has been identified as John Conta Jr., 36, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Conta Jr., who lived at the home, was pronounced at scene at 10:20 a.m., a representative for the medical examiner’s office said.
John Conta Sr., thought to be is in his 60s, was pronounced at the scene at 5:40 a.m. Janice Conta, 68, and 5-year-old Matthew Meier were later pronounced at the Stein Institute, according to the medical examiner’s office.
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