Northfield home, site of explosion, demolished

Posted at 12:53 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 13:08:59-04

The home of a Northfield family is finally being demolished, months after it was the site of an explosion in January.

Construction crews began the demolition at 1 p.m. Monday.

This comes just days after the Summit County Medical Examiner officially ruled the cause of death of the family as murder-suicide.

According to the medical examiner's report, Jeffrey Mather committed suicide by using gasoline to set the Skyhaven Road house on fire while he was still inside on Jan. 11. 

Cynthia Mather, the mother, died from an overdose of serotonin inhibitor Prozac.

Both girls--ages 8 and 12--died from "probable asphyxial mechanism of uncertain type." Their deaths were ruled homicides.

According to the report, neither Cynthia nor the children had evidence of smoke inhalation, indicating they were unconscious or dead before the fire was set.