Joseph Damato and Julianne Damato Found Dead in Apparent Murder/Suicide in Barrington Hills


UPDATE: Police found the body of Joseph Damato first. Next the body of Julianne Damato was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the second-floor master bedroom. Joseph Damato had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Barrington Hills police responded Wednesday night to a home in the 0-99 block of Lakeview Lane to the scene of an apparent murder-suicide.

The victims were identified as Joseph Damato, 56, and Julianne Damato, 47, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The crime scene is located in a neighborhood of luxury estate homes on Keene Lake and Heather Lake, just north of Cook County Crabtree Preserve. Police are investigating and an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday morning.

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