Police ID Metro-East couple killed in apparent murder-suicide - KMOV.com

Police ID Metro-East couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

(KMOV) -- Two people are dead after what appears to be a murder-suicide in Collinsville, Illinois.

It began around 12:30 a.m. on Friday on Deer Chase.

Authorities received a 911 call from a relative reporting that 41-year-old Patricia McNatt had been shot. Police arrived on the scene and found Patricia in her bedroom shot to death. She had been shot multiple times with a .38 caliber.

The suspect was Patricia's estranged husband 42-year-old Paul McNatt.

Police found his white Chevrolet truck a short time later in the 2100 block of North 60th Street in Washington Park, Illinois.

Paul's body was discovered inside the truck with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. The .38 caliber revolver was located in his possession.

The preliminary investigation revealed Paul was involved in a motor vehicle crash and suffered head trauma during that accident. A family member indicated that Paul’s disposition was adversely affected during the motor vehicle crash. 

Authorities also learned Patricia was filing for a divorce and Paul was unsettled by the pending dissolution of their marriage.

Authorities tell News 4 that the couple had three teenage children.


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