Disabled children killed in Elmhurst murder-suicide

Daily Herald

An elderly Elmhurst man apparently struggling with his health and his ability to care for an ailing wife and developmentally disabled adult children fatally shot all three family members Saturday before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.

The bodies of Francis Stack, 82, Joan Stack, 82, Francis Stack, Jr., 48, and Mary Stack, 57, were found about 6:45 p.m. Saturday by Elmhurst police officers on a well-being check at the home on the 600 block of Chatham Avenue. According to a statement from DuPage County Coroner’s office, Francis Stack, Sr., shot the three family members in the head before doing the same to himself.