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Murder-suicide in Watseka

Funeral arrangements are being made in Kankakee for a Watseka man and his wife found dead in their home early Sunday. Watseka Police and the Iroquois County Coroner’s Office are calling it a murder-suicide.

Coroner Bill Cheatum said the family of 74-year-old Jose Damia (Duh-ME-uh) and 68-year-old Victoria Damia has been notified.

Watseka Polcie investigated just before 4 am after a male subject...believed to have been Jose Damia...called 9-1-1 requesting an ambulance because he was experiencing chest pains. At the scene, IMH ambulance personnel found Damia dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police were then called to the scene and found a deceased female inside the residence. Victoria Damia had been shot while she laid in bed.

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