MIAMI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Police have identified the two victims of an apparent murder-suicide in Miami Township.
Dispatchers first received a call for a domestic dispute on Eagle Ridge Drive around 1:40 p.m. Police responded to they home and knocked on the door but no one answered.
The 13-year-old daughter of the two victims called police after she went outside the home to check on her dog. When she returned a few minutes later, all the doors were locked. Police say she couldn't get a response from her parents when knocking on the doors or calling their cell phones.
Authorities say they decided to force entry into the home around 6:40 p.m. and found the bodies of Robert Babb, 42, and his wife, Debra Babb, 39. Police say it appears Robert Babb shot his wife before turning the gun on himself. No official cause of death has been determined by the coroner.
The daughter and neighbors told police that Robert Babb had a number of firearms in the home and had made threats of violence to his wife in the past. Miami Township Police were called, by a third party who was not at the residence, to the home in December of 2011 for a domestic violence situation. At that time the disorder only involved a verbal argument. Both parties were separated and the situation was mediated. No physical injuries were apparent or reported. No arrests were made.
In April of 2012, Miami Township Police were called to the home by Debra Babb to standby while she removed some personal items from the home.