Published On: Wed, Sep 26th, 2018

Texas: Elderly couple, Kathryn Locker, Ernest Locker identified in Austin murder suicide

An elderly Austin man killed his wife before taking his own life in an apparent murder-suicide in west Austin Tuesday evening, according to the Austin Police Department (APD).

Kathryn Locker, 76, was found dead in bed alongside her husband and killer, Ernest Locker Jr., 76. as police responded to a 911 call by the couple’s daughter at  11:24 p.m. Tuesday.

Crime Scene Tape photo/edited pic from FBI.gov

The autopsy performed by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office showed that Kathyrn died of a gunshot wound to the back, and Ernest died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Kathryn’s death is being ruled as a homicide while Ernest’s death has been declared a suicide.

According to APD, this incident poses no public safety concern.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.



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