Sheriff's Office releases names of pair killed in murder-suicide

Published Feb 7, 2018 at 2:11pm

TOWN OF SULLIVAN — The identities of the man and woman killed in a murder/suicide in Madison County have been identified.

Adam C. Atkinson, age 43, shot and killed Amy M. Sliwowski, age 47, then shot and killed himself at a residence in Sullivan Monday afternoon, according to the Madison County Sheriff's Office. The authorities did not release the nature of Atkinson's relationship with Sliwowski.

Authorities said they received a call to 9-1-1 at 2:41 p.m. about a possible domestic dispute with a single gunshot. Authorities previously said Atkinson called a family member earlier in the day, and that family member called 9-1-1 after going to the residence to help and hearing the gunshot.

Responding law enforcers, including state police and other local agencies, set up a perimeter around the residence because they knew Atkinson had access to a long rifle.

At 6 p.m., a SWAT team entered the residence and found both Atkinson and Sliwowski dead. Autopsies were conducted on their bodies, and authorities said they determined that Atkinson shot Sliwowski and then himself.