Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink
Authorities in Ohio are investigating the deaths of four people from what appears to have been a triple murder-suicide between members of the same family on Father’s Day, even multiple regional information outlets reported Sunday evening.
According to the reports, law police officers in Jackson Township, Ohio received a call to get a welfare check on a home early Sunday afternoon. Police arrived at the scene in roughly 4:09 p.m. on Sunday and entered at the home where they found the four bodies that were dead. Michelle Nicks, a reporter on scene f0r CBS affiliate WOIO, called the incident”an unthinkable tragedy.”
In a Sunday press release, Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink reported that the tragic slayings all seemed to stem from”a national dispute that turned lethal,” stating they have no reason to believe that any other people were involved in the killings, local information outlet The Independent reported.
Authorities withheld the names of their family members before Monday morning, after authorities could notify the next of kin. The names of the people who died of fatal gunshot wounds are: 47-year-old Nicholas Mavrakis, 37-year-old Lesley Mavrakis, 13-year-old Ace Mavrakis, and 5-year-old Pippa Mavrakis, per WHBC.
The Jackson Township Detective Bureau, the Coroner’s Office, and the Bureau of Criminal Investigations are all continuing to investigate the event as”a triple homicide, suicide,”” per Brink’s press release.
Law&Crime reached out to the Jackson Township Police Department more information, but we’ve not yet heard back.
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