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Neighbors puzzled over apparent murder-suicide that claimed 3 people in Medina

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MEDINA, Ohio – Autopsies were expected to be conducted Monday to determine the cause of death of three people discovered inside a Medina condominium over the weekend.

Police found the victims after making forced entry at the Pinewood Estates Condominium complex responding to a call for a welfare check.

In a weekend release, Medina Police Chief Patrick Berarducci called the deaths an apparent murder-suicide, with one of the victims being the adopted child with special needs of the couple who lives at the condominium.

The Medina County Coroner would only say Monday that they were trying to find dental records for the victims to help make positive identifications.

On Monday, neighbors were still concerned about the deaths, calling the couple very outgoing and friendly.

“Very friendly people.  I have never heard him raise his voice. I know the dogs bark quite a bit and, that’s normal, a dog is a dog it didn’t disrupt anybody,” said Jim Bahr.

The last any of the neighbors say they saw the couple was several weeks ago, but nobody says they noticed any sign of trouble.

Neighbors say the husband was always at home and frequently helped with projects around the condominium community.

They say they saw his wife less often, but described her as also very friendly.

Very few of them even realized the couple had a child.