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Barrington Hills Couple Found Dead, Murder Suicide Suspected

Julianne Damato and Joseph Damato were found dead in their home Wednesday evening.

Police are on the scene of an apparent murder suicide in Barrington Hills this morning.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office is reporting a man shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself Wednesday evening.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office tells Barrington Patch the dead are confirmed as Julianne Damato, 47, and Joseph Damato, 56. Police were at their home at the end of Lakeview Lane early Thursday morning. Patch was on the scene, where Barrington Hills Police were investigating. They would not give comment or confirm the news of a murder suicide.

Calls to the Barrington Hills Police have not yet been returned. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office says confirmation of the cause of death will be provided when the autopsy is complete. 

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