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UPDATE: Medical examiner identifies father & son involved in apparent murder-suicide

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- A Madison father killed his son, then took his own life, according to the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office.

In a news release Monday night, the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 33-year-old Andrew Thorland. Autopsy results show Thorland died of homicidal firearm-related trauma.

The Medical Examiner's release identifies the suspect as 58-year-old Timothy Thorland. Thorland was taken to the hospital with an apparent self-inflicted firearm injury but died shortly after he arrived.

Madison's police chief had previously identified the victim and suspect as father and son.

The deaths are still under investigation by Madison police and the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office.


MADISON (WKOW) - Court records indicate past friction between a Madison father and son, who police say lost their lives in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday.

Police Chief Mike Koval has yet to disclose which man investigators believe carried out a killing, and then took his own life. Koval identifies the father's age as 58, the son's age 33.  The deaths led police to respond to a home at 614 Meadowlark Drive.

Dane County Sheriff and court records show the son was living at the Meadowlark Drive home on Jan. 7, 2003, when he was arrested and jailed for disorderly conduct.

When the son appeared in Dane County court on the disorderly conduct charge, records show a court commissioner included as part of the son's bail "...You shall not threaten or direct any acts of physical violence toward (father)." 

The charge was later dismissed.  Records of what authorities alleged against the son in connection with his father were unavailable Monday.

Sheriff records also show the son was arrested and jailed Sept. 13, 2004 on tentative charges of disorderly conduct and intimidating a victim.  There are no records to indicate the son was ever criminally charged in connection to that incident.

Koval says the wife of the father and mother of the son guided police Sunday to a room where officers discovered the fatally wounded men.  Koval says the murder victim may have been shot as he slept.

Dane County's medical examiner has yet to disclose the identities of the father and son, so 27 News is also withholding their names.  The father retired from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue in 2014 after a nearly thirty year career.

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