A woman called the police this morning and said that her brother claimed he had killed his wife and was going to kill himself, prompting today's heavy police presence on Gardenview Drive.
Police were unable to make contact with the man, and when they got to the scene they learned that shots may have been fired prior to their arrival. As a result, the South East Area Law Enforcement (SEALE) SWAT Team and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) were called in.
One neighbor said he was in his bedroom when police knocked on his window and told him to take shelter because there was a shooter in the area.
"I heard everything. I listened for about 30 minutes, and a police officer was trying to talk him out," the neighbor, Tony Simon, said. "I think they did a good job, saying things like, 'Hey, we're not going to hurt you,' and not one time did they mention anybody's name."
When SWAT finally entered the home, the team found Aclee Dudley, 47, and Arlene Dudley, 46, dead.
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the state's official crime lab, was called to assist in the ongoing investigation. The medical examiner was also called to the scene.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Maple Heights Detective Bureau at 216-587-9624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.