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2 killed in apparent homicide/suicide in Stark County

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 17:45:30-05

SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Authorities are investigating what appears to be a homicide/suicide that happened in Stark County Saturday morning.

At around 10:34 a.m., deputies responded to 10871 Dolphin Street SW in Sugar Creek Township after receiving a 911 call.

Once at the residence, authorities found Monica Merry, 54, of Beach City, and Carl Simmons, 66, also of Beach City, deceased inside.

The sheriff's office said the incident appears to be "domestic-related."

No additional information has been released.

Authorities are still investigating and have asked that anyone with information about the incident to contact investigators at 330-430-3800 or leave an anonymous tip at 330-451-3937.