Murder-Suicide: Nigerian professor and his partner found dead at their home in the U.S


A US-based Nigerian professor, Marinus Iwuchukwu, 59, and a woman identified as Charce Dunn were found dead in Pittsburg Pennsylvania.

It is reported that their bodies were found along Thorncrest Drive, Wilkins Township, Pittsburg on Tuesday, January 17, after an alleged “domestic disturbance” around 10 am.

The Allegheny County Police, said it received calls from a neighbor who asked them to check on the well-being of a couple fighting inside their home. The police said it received information that the male occupant had been stabbed while the female occupant had a gun on her.

The SWAT team made entry into the home and found Iwuchukwu and the 50-year-old woman dead. Both of them appeared to have sustained lacerations, and the woman sustained an apparent self-inflicted g¥nshot wo¥nd.

According to the police, the incident is being investigated as a suspected murder-suicide.

Late Iwuchukwu was an Associate Professor of Theology at the Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He specialized in interreligious dialogue, inclusive religious pluralism, and media and religion. Prior to coming to Duquesne University, he was a lecturer in Kano state where he taught undergrad courses in world religions and culture; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; and dialogue among religions.