Originally posted by btthepunk:
Suicide may be the 10th leading cause of death but a murder/suicide is much less common.
Murder-suicide deaths are not tracked, they are estimated at 1,000-1,500 a year in the USA. 2.4 million people die yearly in the USA every year. Do the math, rare occurrence, add in the age, the fact he was wealthy and it is a very rare act. A lot of murder suicides are committed by the elderly and people with money problems, this was a wealthy young man.