Imperial, MO (KSDK) -- A call from a concerned mother lead police to a a murder investigation in Imperial. Police say a woman called neighbors Friday night to check on her daughter and grandchildren.
She told them her daughter and son-in-law were separated and that the family went to see him at a home on Harvest Grove.
Neighbors made contact with the children, ages nine and 13, but not their parents. That's when they called police who say they found 38 year old Deborah McDonough dead in a bedroom.
54 year old Matthew McDonough was in the basement with what police say looked to be self-inflicted cuts.
He was treated at a local hospital and is now in the Jefferson County Jail, charged with murder. He is being held on $500,000 bond.