Suspected murder-suicide in Avon Lake leaves 2 adults, 2 kids dead

Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 6:06 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2021 at 10:13 PM EDT
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AVON LAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - Avon Lake Police confirmed two adults and two children were found dead in their English Turn home from a suspected murder-suicide on Tuesday.

According to the report, Avon Lake Patrol Officers were sent to the home for a welfare check at 1:18 p.m. on Sept. 7.

Officers saw a suspicious condition inside the house and requested detectives to come to the scene, police said.

Police said officers and detectives entered the home and found the two adults and two children shot dead.

Their names have not yet been released.

However, Avon Lake City Schools sent an email to ALCS staff confirming the children were students at Erieview Elementary School:

Dear Colleagues,

This afternoon, we learned the tragic news that we lost one of our Avon Lake families, including two students at Erieview Elementary School. We have arranged to have grief counselors at Erieview tomorrow morning to work with staff and students. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our colleagues at Erieview, as well as all of our students and families in the Avon Lake Community.

We are unable to release any additional details at this time.


Bob Scott, Superintendent

Dr. Jack Dibee, Assistant Superintendent

The Lorain County Coroner was notified of the suspected murder-suicide, according to police.

As investigators went in and out of the home, neighbors watched in shock.

“It’s rare to say the least, we’ve lived here three years and have never seen anything like it,” said neighbor Chad Broski. “I don’t know the people that live in that house but it’s definitely a friendly neighborhood for sure.”

Other neighbors seemed to struggle to come up with words.

“I want to throw up,” one woman told 19 News.

“It’s... bad,” added another woman.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Avon Lake Detective Bureau with this investigation.

Return to 19 News for updates.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255. It’s available 24 hours.

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