2 people dead after Marshfield murder-suicide

Police say Heath Heck shot and killed his ex-wife Melissa Wright before killing himself
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 4:43 PM CST
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MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAW) - The Marshfield Police Department has released more information regarding an incident at a Marshfield home Tuesday morning.

According to a press release, police responded to a home on Sycamore Ave for a welfare check of 41-year-old Melissa Wright. Police say a co-worker called police concerned after Wright did not show up for work.

When police arrived at the home they found a vehicle registered to 48-year-old Heath Heck parked in the driveway. The front door was damaged consistent with a break-in. Officers performed a protective sweep of the home and found both Wright and Heck dead. The investigation revealed that Heck shot and killed Wright and then turned the gun on himself.

Police say Wright and Heck had been married. They divorced in 2020. They have two children. The children were unharmed and are currently with family.