Police: Deaths of Ohio couple believed to be murder-suicide

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are calling the deaths of a husband and wife found in the garage of their Marion home over the weekend an apparent murder-suicide.

Lt. B. J. Gruber of the Marion police department said preliminary information has led investigators to believe that Max Berry, 44, shot and killed Amy Berry, 42, before shooting himself, police said in a news release.

A relative found the couple’s bodies in the garage of the home on the city’s eastern edge shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, police said.

“This is a horrible tragedy in every conceivable way,” Marion Police Maj. Jeff Clewell, commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, said in the release.

The bodies were taken to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office for autopsies, and the Marion County coroner’s office is to determine the official cause of death. Police said the investigation continues and no further release of information was planned Sunday.