Bethesda-based Cystic Fibrosis Foundation technology specialist was told that computer equipment was missing, that it was suspected that he took it. Leadership suggested that they probably would have to call the police.
The next day the technologist drove to the Potomac home of an executive at the foundation. The executive was not there. But his wife, Carolyn Mattingly, was. Andrew Racca killed her, drove off in his Mercedes-Benz and fatally shot himself, police said.
Mattingly’s husband, C. Richard Mattingly, is the chief operating officer of the nonprofit foundation. He has been involved in cystic fibrosis work for decades, having met a young girl with the disease while working as a college intern for the governor of Kentucky, according to a story on the foundation’s Web site. “I remember the innocence of the little girl that needed help,” he is quoted as saying.
Supervisors at the foundation discovered the possible thefts during a recent audit, according to initial findings of the police investigation. The supervisors confronted Racca on Monday.
The next day, Racca apparently slashed four tires of a car at the Mattinglys’ home before he killed Carolyn Mattingly, police said.
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