Authorities have confirmed the death of beloved radio host Jim Matthews after he and his family were brutally assaulted by a houseguest on Friday afternoon.
The WWJ 950 overnight anchor was allegedly with his girlfriend and two children when they reportedly invited a man to their home in Chesterfield Township, Michigan.
From there, the police assume a tragic incident occurred in which Jim lost his life.
The police are currently assuming murder.
Police confirmed a 57-year-old man was killed and his children, aged 5 and 10, were taken to hospital following the attack after suffering blunt force trauma.
One of the children was found tied up in a closet, police officers said, while a 35-year-old woman, identified as Matthew’s girlfriend, suffered stab wounds.
Authorities say Matthew’s girlfriend and 5-year-old daughter were able to escape the home before stopping a nearby driver to call 911.
His son is also said to have escaped.
Matthews’ girlfriend and son were listed in the hospital in critical condition while his daughter is in stable condition.
Police said they later found the suspect, a 54-year-old man, in the basement of the property who overdosed and suffered a self-inflicted wound in an alleged suicide attempt.
He was also hospitalized and is believed to be in stable condition.
This morning, devastated colleagues paid tribute to Matthews, who has been described as “one of the nicest guys you will ever meet”.
“Many tears have shed in our editorial office today and Jim will be greatly missed,” WWJ Newsradio 950 said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim’s family and friends at this difficult time.”
The motive for the attack is still unclear to authorities and no criminal charges have been filed at this time.
Chesterfield Community Police Chief Brian Bassett assured residents the incident was an “isolated tragedy” and posed no threat to the community at this time.
The investigation into the death is ongoing.
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