Glendale Shooting
5:04 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Police: Glendale mom killed herself, her two children

Glendale Police stand outside the house where police say a mother killed her two children then herself in Glendale, Mo. on July 29, 2012.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Updated 5:36 p.m. with additional details from press conference.

Investigators say they've determined that a suburban St. Louis woman killed her two young children and herself in the family's Glendale home.

Friday's announcement followed autopsies and several days of investigation by the St. Louis Area Major Case Squad.

Lt. Tim Fagan said at a news conference that 42-year-old Catherine Murch had a history of mental health issues.

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Glendale Shooting
6:34 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Police give few details on Glendale shooting that left mother, her two children dead

Lieutenant Tim Fagan of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad answers questions from reporters, on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.
Tim Lloyd St. Louis Public Radio

Glendale police have called on the Major Case Squad to help investigate a shooting that left a mother and her two children dead in the Glendale neighborhood Monday.

Lieutenant Tim Fagan of the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad says the investigation is fluid and he says authorities will work the theory that it was a murder suicide.

But Fagan says he isn’t willing to rule out any scenario.

“We haven’t come to what would be a full conclusion as to what would have happened,” Fagan said.  “The totality of the circumstances, I don’t have everything I need at this time.”

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Morning round-up
9:44 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Morning headlines: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Good morning. Here are your headlines to start your Tuesday:

Illinois prison workers union: workers subject to coordinated shakedowns

A spokesman for the union representing Illinois prison workers now says staff at nearly all state facilities have been subject to coordinated shakedowns. A July 19 email obtained by the Associated Press seems to confirm those comments, saying a Department of Corrections administrator ordered wardens to at 10 prisons to conduct 'mass shakedowns' of staff as they left work last week. 

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