WILLARD, Ohio (WJW) – A man has been charged with the murders of a mother and son found dead Saturday.
Zachary Thomas Boster is now in the Huron County jail without bond. He’s facing two counts of aggravated murder, city Police Chief Shannon Chaffins said in a news release Monday evening.
Willard Police and agents with the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation began investigating the deaths of 31-year-old Brandi Chong Thornton and 13-year-old Juelz Bryant as homicides, after they were found dead Saturday in a Myrtle Avenue home.
According to the chief, around 8:55 a.m. Saturday the police department received a report of a disturbance in the 1000 block of Myrtle Avenue.
“Officers arrived and were alerted by family members of two deceased persons inside the residence,” according to a press release issued by the chief. “Officers entered the home and discovered the deceased persons.”
A prayer vigil for Bryant and Thornton is planned for 7 p.m. tonight in downtown Willard.
Boster was booked into the jail Saturday and had an initial court appearance Monday, jail records show. He’s also been charged with a parole violation, records show.
Boster is due back in court on Sept. 13.
The Willard Police Department is working with and receiving assistance from the Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio BCI, the Huron County Prosecutor’s Office, Huron County Children’s Services, Bellevue Police Department, Willard Fire and Rescue and the Huron County Coroner’s Office.