On March 11, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department reported a suspected murder-suicide on County Highway X in rural Clayton Township (Wis). An autopsy was completed on both individuals involved. Preliminary autopsy results along with the evidence gathered at the scene confirmed what investigators initially believed happened.
On March 10, sometime in the mid-afternoon, Robert J. Reagan, 70, entered his wife’s bedroom where she was in bed. He shot and killed his wife, Karen M. Reagan, 68, with a single gunshot wound to the head.
“It appeared that she may have been asleep when she was killed but we will never know for sure if she was sleeping or awake,” Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick said.
At some point after killing his wife, Robert walked out to his driveway and shot and killed himself with a single gunshot to the head with a .357 caliber revolver.