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Coroner Issues Rulings In Suspected Murder-Suicide Case



A ruling issued by the Lucas County Coroner office continue to point to the Saturday, Sept. 8 deaths of a man and a woman in rural Delta being the result of a murder-suicide.

Deputies were called to a home at 2097 Co. Rd. 6, at about 4:04 pm. When they arrived, they discovered the bodies lying in the yard.

Roy Miller, Fulton County Sheriff Department chief deputy, said Friday, Sept. 14, the Lucas County Coroner office has ruled the death of Katie Roberts, 25, Toledo, a murder. She suffered wounds from both a .22 caliber rifle and a knife found at the scene.

The coroner ruled the death of Justin Roberts, 30, a suicide. His wounds came only from the firearm.

The two were married but separated at the time of their deaths. Justin Roberts was staying at the home on Co. Rd. 6, which is owned by his mother, Catherine Roberts.

She was visiting family in Arizona at the time of the incident.

Miller said deputies have “a few things to wrap up,” before their investigation is complete.-Updated 9.14, 4:50 pm

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Bodies Found Near Delta Possible Murder-Suicide

Fulton County Sheriff Department officials are treating the discovery of two bodies in rural Delta as a murder-suicide, press release information states.

The FCSD said on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 4:04 pm, deputies were dispatched to a home at 2097 Co. Rd. 6, on a welfare check of property.

When they arrived, they discovered the bodies of Katie L. Roberts, 25, and Justin I. Roberts, 30, lying in the yard.

Deputies said the Robertses were married but separated. Katie Roberts had a Summit Street, Toledo address. Justin Roberts resided at the Co. Rd. 6 home.

A .22-caliber rifle and a knife were found at the scene, FCSD officials said.

The home is located south of Delta, in Swancreek Township. The Fulton County Auditor office website lists the owner as Catherine Roberts. Her address also is listed as 2097 Co. Rd. 6.

Rick Yoder, Fulton County coroner, has ordered autopsies before issuing a ruling. The Lucas County Coroner office will conduct the autopsies.

In addition to Fulton County deputies, assisting at the scene were Henry and Lucas county sheriff deputies, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers, the Delta Rescue Squad, and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identifi- cation and Investigation.

FCSD deputies and BCI&I personnel continue the investigation.



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