A United States-based Nigerian professor, Marinus Iwuchukwu, and a woman identified as Charce Dunn, have been found dead in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
They were found dead along Thorncrest Drive, Wilkins Township, Pittsburg, on Tuesday, after an alleged “domestic disturbance” around 10am.
The Allegheny County Police said they received a call to check on the well-being of a couple inside their home.
According to the police, a third party was unable to reach the male resident and learned that the man had been stabbed while a woman remained inside the residence with a firearm.
According to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4, a SWAT team made entry into the home and found a 59-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman dead.
Both appeared to have sustained lacerations, and the woman sustained an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the police said.
The police added that the incident is being investigated as a suspected murder-suicide.
Reacting to incident, Duquesne Catholic University, where Iwuchukwu worked as an associate professor of theology until his death, commiserated with family and friends of the late don.
The varsity spokesperson, Gabriel Welsch, in a statement said: “This is a tragedy for all involved and our thoughts and prayers are with Professor Iwuchukwu’s colleagues, students, friends, and loved ones.”