The Illinois State Police (ISP) Zone 7 Investigations and ISP Crime Scene Investigations were called in to assist with the investigation. The victim, identified as Mr. Stephens’ wife, was Deborah D. Stephens, a 59 year old female of Metropolis, Illinois. Mrs. Stephens was pronounce dead at the home by the Massac County Coroner’s Office.
Involved agencies included Massac County Sheriff’s Department, Massac County Coroner’s Office, Metropolis Police Department, ISP Zone 7 Investigations, and ISP Crime Scene Investigations.
Mr. Stephens, a 61 year old male of Metropolis, Illinois (pictured below) is being held at the Massac County Jail on a First Degree Murder Charge. No further information is being released at this time, and any additional information will come from the Massac County State’s Attorney’s Office.