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Update: Police Conducting Death Investigation

 

UPDATE July 22, 2013: On July 19, 2013, the Downers Grove Police Department responded to 6211 Park Avenue for a well being check. Upon arrival, officers entered the house and found a man and a woman deceased in the home. The people who were identified as Thomas F. Smith, (41 years old), and Jennifer M. Smith (39 years old) had suffered stab wounds. Based on evidence obtained during the investigation, it appears that Mr. Smith took his wife's life and then committed suicide. It does not appear that anyone else was present during the incident. 

The couple's 11 year-old daughter was not home at the time of the incident and is staying with relatives.

The Downers Grove Police extend their sympathies to the family involved in this tragic incident. 

UPDATE as of 8:45 p.m. July 19: The Downers Grove Police Department responded to 6211 Park Avenue for a well being check. On arrival officers entered the house and found a man and a woman deceased in the home.The victims are identified as Thomas F. Smith, (41 years old), and Jennifer M. Smith (39 years old). Preliminary indications are that the incident appears to be domestic related and there is no apparent threat to the public.

The investigation is still ongoing in conjunction with the Du Page County Coroner's Office.

Please contact Lieutenant M. Willison, Downers Grove Police Department at (630) 434-5661 for questions regarding this incident.

Previous: The Downers Grove Police Department is conducting a death investigation in the 6200 block of Park Avenue. Preliminary indications are that the incident appears to be confined to the home and that there is no apparent threat to the public. The investigation is ongoing in conjunction with the DuPage County Coroner's Office.

Victim identification is being withheld pending the notification of family members.

Please contact Lieutenant M. Willison, Downers Grove Police Department at (630) 434-5661 for questions regarding this incident.