Year: 1979 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.9, no.1, (1979), p.15-23 SIEC No: 19831375

Twenty homicide-suicides, drawn from death records of three major eastern United States cities, were analysed in comparison to prior studies and samples of homicide offenders and suicide victims. Results indicated a lower incidence for this event than reported previously and several distinguishing characteristics of the murderer who subsequently commits suicide. Two primary types, from the perspective of ego fusion, are discussed.