Murder-Suicide Confirmed in Barrington Hills Deaths

Joseph and Julianne Damato died of gunshot wounds on May 9.

Barrington Hills Police report Joseph and Julianne Damato died as a result of gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide. 

Police responded to their residence on 33 Lakeview Lane on Wednesday, May 9 at 7:51 p.m. after someone called for a well being check. When police arrived at the home, a relative was there and expressed concerns because several calls had gone unanswered.

When police searched the home, they found Jospeh Damato, 56, dead in the garage, and found Julianne Damato, 47, dead in the second floor master bedroom. Julianne Damato died of multiple gunshot wounds. Joseph Damato died from a self inflicted gunshot wound. 

Police say there was not a history of 911 calls at the residence. There is no threat to the public. 

Ignacio May 14, 2012 at 01:27 AM
How about a little respect!
Barrington Hills Neighbor May 14, 2012 at 04:44 AM
My condolences to the Damato family. I am very sorry for your loss.
Jasmine Cook May 15, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I am so sorry for the Damato Family!!!!
sarah May 17, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Why have "Flag as inappropriate" if you won't monitor and do something about it. The first comment should have been removed days ago.
Kimberlyn Mayfield May 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM
I'm sorry for your lost, and you are Wright people should have more respect for people and lost of there love ones.


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