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Daughter's fiancé charged with agg. murder, tampering with evidence in Strongsville teacher's death

Posted at 1:51 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 10:30:59-04

Jeffrey Scullin has been charged with aggravated murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence and making false alarms in the death of a longtime Strongsville teacher.

Scullin, 20, was the fiancé of Melinda Pleskovic's daughter.

He was arrested Tuesday in connection with the homicide. 

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Scullin is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $1 million bond. Scullin's next court date is  November 13.

Scullin was one of the people who called 911 when Melinda's body was found at their Blazing Star Drive home last Monday night. 

He told dispatchers he had just arrived at the home with Melinda's husband. 

Melinda was supposed to meet her husband at Brew Kettle for dinner that night but never arrived. 

Police said Scullin lived at the home. The police report from the night of the homicide shows his fiancée — Melinda's daughter — also lived there. 

The medical examiner ruled Melinda died from gunshot wounds and "sharp force injuries of the trunk with skeletal, vascular and visceral injuries." 

Read more from our previous coverage here.