Coroner lists causes of death in Dockery case
Last updated 10/18/2023 at 11:24pm | View PDF
Autopsy reports are in for a 49-year-old Hinsdale man and his 48-year-old ex-wife, whom he confessed to murdering at her home in Geneva before taking his own life.
The reports confirm that Chad L. Dockery an Amanda R. Dockery both died from gunshot wounds June 19.
Amanda Dockery suffered two gunshot wounds, one to the left side of her chest and one on the right side of her head, according to autopsy reports obtained through a Freedom of Information Act Request from the Kane County Coroner’s Office.
The first shot, which showed evidence of close-range firing, fractured her rib and perforated her lung before exiting the back. The second shot fractured her skull and lacerated her brain before exiting the left side of her head, lacerating her ear. The entrance wound showed no evidence of close-range firing.
Chad Dockery died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right side of his head, according to his autopsy.
Geneva police responded at 5:22 p.m. June 14 to a 911 call from Chad Dockery, who was at his ex-wife’s home and told police he had killed her. When police arrived, he was observed inside a vehicle at the end of the driveway. As the officer approached, Dockery fired the gun. Police then entered the home and found Amanda Dockery suffering from two apparent gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead after being taken to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva.