Police Believe Orange Street Deaths Result of Murder/Suicide

Chillicothe Police are releasing more information on the discovery of two deceased individuals at a home on Orange Street.

Police were called to 941 Orange Street shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday after receiving a 911 report. On entering the residence, officers discovered the deceased bodies of Dean R. Merriman, 60, and Ettina J. Pepin, 40.

Autopsy results show both Merriman and Pepin died as a result of gunshot wounds. The case is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

In 911 audio released by authorities, Pepin can be heard pleading with Merriman to put the gun away.

There is no one else believed to be involved in this case at this time. 

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