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Boyfriend wanted for questioning in death of Cleveland Heights woman found dead by police

Posted at 9:26 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 21:26:29-05

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A man who was to be questioned about the death of a Cleveland Heights woman in January is dead, according to the Cleveland Heights Police Department.

Detectives wanted to speak to Oscar Allen Jr. about the suspicious death of his girlfriend, 33-year-old Crystal Smith.

Smith’s children found her unresponsive in her apartment in the 2500 block of Noble Road on Jan. 22.

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Police received a tip that Allen was staying in a vacant apartment in Richmond Heights.

When they located the apartment, police found Allen with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Allen was transported to a local hospital where he later died, according to police.

In addition to being wanted for questioning in the death of Smith, Allen also had warrants for auto theft and a probation violation.

The incident is currently under investigation.