Ill health may have contributed to apparent murder-suicide

IRONWOOD – Police in Gogebic County said Tuesday the ill health of an elderly Ironwood couple may have contributed to the husband killing his wife and then himself in an apparent murder-suicide Monday.

The Ironwood Public Safety Department said it appears David Rudolph Mukavitz, 83, shot and killed his wife, Constance “Connie” Helen Mukavitz, 77, and then himself. Police went to the home of the couple Monday, located at 88 Burt Street, and found the couple dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police said some information remains pending in the investigation with the Michigan State Police Crime Laboratory from Marquette and the Gogebic County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police are continuing their investigation and completed reports will be sent to the county prosecutor’s office for a final review and determination in the incident.