Autopsy: Susan Mangino-Watson fatally stabbed in Avondale murder-suicide

Gerald A. Watson fatally stabbed Susan Mangino-Watson then turned the knife on himself in what police are calling a domestic murder-suicide Tuesday afternoon in the Avondale neighborhood, authorities said.

The bodies were discovered in their home in the 2800 block of North Maplewood Avenue about 12:10 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Susan Mangino-Watson, 52, and Gerald Watson, 49, were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Wednesday determined Susan Mangino-Watson died of multiple sharp-force injuries and her death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Gerald Watson died of multiple stab and incise wounds and his death was ruled a suicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said the deaths were domestic-related, but did not provide additional information on the relationship between the two.

Area North detectives are investigating.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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