- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say four people found dead over the weekend in a suburban St. Louis home were killed in a murder-suicide.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/2b016XF ) reports that 73-year-old Thomas Patrick Comer killed himself after fatally shooting his wife, 71-year-old Carole Comer, a son, 50-year-old John Michael Comer, and a daughter, 45-year-old Rebecca Comer Kelleher.

Police identified the eldest Comer as the shooter in a statement Monday afternoon, but did not address a possible motive.

The four were found dead in a Bridgeton home before noon Saturday. Police said a firearm was found and that no one else was inside the residence.

In a statement released through police, family members of the Comers thanked those who have supported or prayed for the family. The statement asked for privacy.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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