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Wisconsin man, woman found dead in murder-suicide at downtown Chicago hotel


Updated: June 22, 2013 6:41PM

A man and woman from Wisconsin were found dead at a downtown Chicago hotel Friday in a murder-suicide, authorities said Saturday.

James A. Wright Jr., 56, of Milwaukee, and Kim Wright, 46, of Oconomowoc, Wis., were found dead in a bed at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers at 301 E. North Water St. around 4:20 p.m., according to police.

Autopsies Saturday determined that each died from a gunshot wound to the face, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, which said James Wrigth was a homicide victim and Kim Wright killed herself. Two guns were found in the room.

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