Deaths of Illinois state trooper, woman in Chicago neighborhood ruled murder-suicide

The deaths of an off-duty Illinois State Police trooper and a woman who were found fatally shot in a car Monday in the East Side neighborhood have been ruled a murder-suicide.

An autopsy released Tuesday found Antonio Alvarez, 30, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Amanda Alvarez, 31, died of a gunshot wound to her head and her death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Both were found dead about 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 11000 block of South Avenue E, according to Illinois State Police. A weapon was recovered at the scene.


Antonio Alvarez was a three-year veteran of the Illinois State Police, the agency said.

Chicago police were investigating.