KILLBUCK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Two people were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds in a Killbuck Township home.
The victims were identified as Tiffany Doney, 26, and Robert McVicker Jr., 25.
According to Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly, the two had a relationship but were in the process of splitting up.
According to an uncle of Doney, the couple had a 5-year-old daughter. He said of the incident, “No one saw this coming.”
Both lived at the County Road 292 home where they were found, but Doney had been staying with her father for several days.
Zimmerly said Doney returned to the residence she shared with McVicker to get some of her belongings.
Her father became worried when he could not get in touch with her and notified police.
The sheriff’s office made a welfare check around 6:39 a.m. Monday.
The doors were locked but through a window deputies could see what looked like a person lying on the floor.
They forced their way inside and found the bodies.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called and will take over the case since McVicker is a family member of an employee at the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.
A spokesperson for BCI said it is too early to release any details of their investigation.
Autopsies will be done by the Stark County Coroner’s Office.
Zimmerly tells Fox 8 News that residents in the area should not be worried for their own safety because it looks as though this may have been a murder-suicide, however the investigation is not yet complete.
Doney and McVicker had a child together. Zimmerly said the child was not at the home at the time of the shooting.
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