Murder-suicide leads police from Suffolk to Pennsylvania

Published 9:06 am Friday, March 10, 2023

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Police are investigating a murder-suicide that began in Suffolk with the death of a woman and ended in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the death of her husband.

Suffolk Police found Karen Glover, who lives in the 100 block of Bute Street, Suffolk, dead from multiple gunshot wounds when they were called there for a welfare check by family members at 7:52 a.m., Thursday, March 9.

Members of Karen Glover’s family arrived at the residence before Suffolk Police and found Glover, who was pronounced dead at the scene when officers arrived at the residence along with members of Suffolk Fire and Rescue, according to a police department news release.

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The preliminary investigation led detectives to begin to focus on Glover’s estranged husband, Kevin Glover, 60, of Virginia Beach.  

Police said the investigation determined Kevin Glover arrived at the residence, forced entry into the home, and shot Karen Glover several times.  

“Mr. Glover then left the residence and drove to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,” Suffolk Police said in the release. “Mr. Glover was found by members of the Philadelphia Police Department deceased in his vehicle suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Suffolk Police said the investigation remains ongoing at this time, with assistance from Virginia Beach and Philadelphia police. Officials said there is no further information available for release at this time.  

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they should contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.  To submit online, go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website ( and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page at Residents can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, Option 5. Once a person submits a tip, they are given a TIP ID and password. With this information they can login at and submit follow-up information, engage in two-way dialogue, be informed of the outcome of the tip, and access any pertinent reward information.