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Sheriff: Son killed parents and himself in Racine County

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 26, 2021

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say three people found fatally shot at a residence in Racine County last week were family members.

Investigators believe 30-year-old Matthew Vinz killed his parents, whose bodies were found concealed in the home’s garage.

Previous coverage:

Officials say 65-year-old Terrence Vinz and 62-year-old Debra Meagher had been dead “for a significant amount of time.”

Deputies checking on the welfare of the family last Friday said they heard a single gunshot as they arrived at the home in the Village of Rochester, took a tactical position and set up a perimeter.

They found the couple's son dead from a self-inflicted gunshot in the home's basement.

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