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South side Kalamazoo murder-suicide confirmed

Kalamazoo Public Safety
Kalamazoo Public Safety

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Kalamazoo detectives are confirming the names of the married couple who died in a murder-suicide this weekend.

They say 25-year-old Nawfal Rachdi used a kitchen knife, what they call an ‘edged blade’ to kill his 29-year-old wife, Andrea, and then used the same knife to kill himself.

They found it next to his body. Police got a tip from the female victim’s friend that something appeared to be wrong at the home in the Milwood neighborhood. Police peered thru a window and saw a body on the floor just after 2 a.m. Sunday, and forced their way in to the home on Lakeway Avenue.

The couple had been married less than two years ago. They were raising three children, two of hers and one of their own.