Jim Matthews, the overnight news anchor at WWJ-AM for almost seven years, died in the attack, the station reported. Let’s see who killed Jim Matthews and the motive of the suspect in detail
What happened to Jim Matthews?
Jim Matthews of WWJ News radio 950 passed away tragically on Friday afternoon in Chesterfield Township.
Jim spent almost seven years as the overnight news anchor. Police classified the attack at Jim’s Chesterfield Township house as a murder and suicide attempt. Jim was killed, and his girlfriend, two kids, and two grandchildren were hurt.
A 35-year-old mother, a 10-year-old son, and a 5-year-old daughter are reportedly undergoing treatment at a local hospital. The 10-year-old boy and 35-year-old lady both experienced blunt force trauma, and their conditions are currently critical.
The suspect and the 5-year-old daughter are reportedly both in stable condition at a hospital, as per officials. A suspect is in police custody.
What was the suspect’s motive?
Inside the home, police found Jim Matthews’s dead body and a 10-year boy bound in a closet with blunt force trauma injuries. When they searched, they discovered a 54-year-old man overdosing and suffering from self-inflicted injuries in the basement.
It was unclear how Matthews passed away. According to Bassett, there was no use of a weapon. There was no obvious explanation for the attack.
Police withheld names, but stated that the suspect appeared to have overdosed and suffered from self-inflicted injuries in what they assumed to be a suicide attempt.
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