Two bodies were found in a New Philadelphia home Saturday morning after an apparent murder-suicide

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio - Two bodies were found in a New Philadelphia home Saturday morning after an apparent murder-suicide.

Tuscarawas County Sheriff Walt Wilson said officers were called to the 3000 block of Ashwood Drive SE in New Philadelphia around 11:30 a.m. after a family member of the residence found the body of a woman and two dogs.

Upon arrival, Wilson says officers found the bodies of Daniel Fawcett, his wife Rena and the couple's two dogs.

Wilson says it appears Mrs. Fawcett suffered a severe head injury and Mr. Fawcett hanged himself.

Officials took evidence to be investigated at the state crime lab and are awaiting an autopsy report from the Tuscarawas County Coroner's Office.

At this time, indications lead officials to believe the incident was an apparent murder-suicide.
 

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