The Providence police put out a nationwide alert for Osgood and his wife Mary Jo, 55, and the department made contact with him on Saturday evening by phone. Osgood refused to reveal his location, however.
At around 9:00 PM local time, the department contacted New Jersey State Police saying that he was believed to be on the NJ Turnpike in his 2007 Dodge Charger, armed and dangerous. Osgood’s vehicle was located approximately 25 minutes later, a few miles from the George Washington Bridge, where he refused to pull over.
When officers approached the vehicle, Osgood was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound; he died in the hospital around 11:30 PM. Mary Jo was pronounced dead at the scene two hours later, when she was discovered in the trunk of Osgood’s vehicle. A semi-automatic handgun was also found inside the passenger compartment.
So far, no motive has been released for what appears to have been a murder/suicide. The death of Mary Jo is being investigated by the Providence Police.
The Osgoods leave behind four children.