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Irwin Jacobs Murders His Wife Alexandra and Then Kills Himself

Updated On 11 Apr, 2019 Published On

Entrepreneur Irwin Jacobs and his wife Alexandra died on Wednesday, April 10, died in a murder-suicide. They were found dead at his home outside Minneapolis.

Dennis Mathisen, a business associate of Jacobs, told the Star Tribune that the Twin Cities businessman killed his wife and then himself.

Dennis described himself as a "very dear friend" of the late businessperson. He said he learned that Irwin was responsible for his and his wife's death, after speaking with his son Mark Jacobs and his secretary.

According to Orono authorities, the bodies of the couple were found at approx. 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the 1700 Shoreline Drive home.

The Hennepin County emergency dispatchers received a call of a man and woman found dead in bed at their home.

Orono chief Correy Farniok told reporters that when police arrived at the scene, they found a handgun on the bed.

Jacobs is the owner of Genmar Holdings Co. The company went through a bankruptcy restructuring earlier this decade. Following Genmar, he purchased the Marquis, Carver, Seaswirl and Larson brands.

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