KENSINGTON, Md. (CBSDC) — A memorial of flowers and notes can be found at the site where 36-year-old Heather Lynn McGuire took her last breath on Tuesday.
Police believe her husband Philip Joseph Gilberti shot McGuire in the head in his minivan, before discarding her body in the street at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Knowles Avenue in Kensington at 9:39 a.m., where she eventually died.
Montgomery County Police said homicide suspect Gilberti was found dead Tuesday.
After launching a massive manhunt, police received information that the Gilberti may have been hiding inside of a residence located in the 800 block of Fordham Street in Rockville.
Around 10:30 p.m. authorities made entry into the residence and located Gilberti deceased as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Gilberti Tuesday afternoon, charging him with first degree murder. Investigators believe Gilberti and McGuire were in a relationship.
Gilberti has a history of violence with a long rap sheet. In 1996 he was charged with attempted murder in Nevada.