Two people were found dead at the home of prominent Minnesota businessman Irwin L. Jacobs, according to authorities and public records.
A close friend of the family, confirmed to the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Minnesota businessman Irwin Jacobs, 77, shot and killed his ailing wife before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide Wednesday mornin.The couple, both age 77, had five children together.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that the bodies were found, with a handgun, on a bed inside the home. The house is located at 1700 Shoreline Drive in Wayzata, around 15 miles west of Minneapolis.
Irwin Jacobs was once a minority owner of the Minnesota Vikings during the 1980s before selling his share in 1991. The Associated Press reported in December 1991 that Jacobs and Carl Pohlad sold their shares at the same time. The AP reported the selling “would end a longstanding ownership fight between the Minneapolis businessmen and a group of controlling shareholders aligned with Vikings executive vice president Mike Lynn.”
A friend said he learned of the deaths and Irwin Jacobs' role in the murder-suicide from the man’s grown son, Mark.
Police have not officially identified the deceased, but said there is no risk to the public and that no suspect is being sought in their deaths.