New Details Revealed In The Kalamazoo Murder/Suicide

Posted at 6:20 PM, Dec 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-17 18:23:12-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – An autopsy reveals how a Kalamazoo woman, who was murdered by her husband, died.

The autopsy revealed that Andrea Lyn Rachdi, 29, was killed with a sharp weapon. Both the victim and the assailant, 25 year old Nawfal Rachdi, were found with an 8-inch knife beside them.

The couple was discovered on Sunday, Dec. 16, when Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to a call at the 2200 block of Lakeway Avenue.  Upon arriving the scene was silent and secure, but officials forced their way into the home when they noticed a person lying motionless on the floor.

Children of the couple were not inside at the time of incident. No one else was believed to be inside.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994, or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.