- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 31, 2014

An elderly couple and their two severely disabled adult children were found shot to death inside their home about 18 miles west of Chicago, police said Sunday.

Police found four people dead inside the Elmhurst home with “visible gunshot wounds,” authorities said. One person died in a suicide and the others in homicides, police said, the Chicago Tribune reported.

They were identified by police as Francis and Joan Stack, both 82; Francis Stack Jr., 48; and Mary Stack, 57. It was not clear who committed suicide.

The bodies were discovered Saturday evening after Elmhurst police went to the home for a “well-being check,” police said in a statement. Police found a weapon inside the home.

The Chicago Tribune, citing DuPage County court records, said the adult children suffered from severe mental disabilities and were in need of constant care.