Michigan radio journalist Jim Matthews has been killed in a suspected homicide and tried suicide at his residence that left his girlfriend and two youngsters, in addition to the suspect, hospitalized.
The tragic demise of the 57-year-old, who labored as an in a single day information anchor for Detroit AM station WWJ Newsradio 950, was reported by his colleagues on the air Sept. 23, quickly after the assault.
“We’re updating our high story this afternoon, and it is one which’s hitting residence for us right here at WWJ and it’s extremely troublesome to report,” his colleagues stated of their report. “Our in a single day information anchor Jim Matthews was killed this afternoon in Chesterfield Township. As you heard, Jim’s girlfriend and two youngsters are at the moment hospitalized.”
Director of Public Security Brian Bassett stated a 911 name got here in at round midday that day a few 35-year-old lady who had escaped from a house with stab wounds, along with her 5-year-old daughter, who was additionally injured, WWJ reported. First responders handled them and officers entered the home, the place they discovered Matthews lifeless and the girl’s 10-year-old son tied up in a closet, affected by blunt drive trauma. The boy was hospitalized and stays in essential situation, Bassett stated.