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Elderly Couple Found Dead at Home in Chesapeake, Ohio

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email
Sheriff Jeff Lawless says a family member found the man and woman, both in their 80s, dead in their home on County Road 124.

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of an elderly couple.

Sheriff Jeff Lawless says a family member found the man and woman, both in their 80s, dead in their home on County Road 124 in Chesapeake Friday morning.

Lawless says the couple was found in a back room of the residence, both deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.

Lawless tells WSAZ.com the bodies have been sent to the coroner's office to determine if this was a murder-suicide or if it was a double suicide.

The Sheriff says a note was found at the home.

Lawless tells WSAZ.com the couple had spoken to family members yesterday.

Their names have not been released.

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