Murder-suicide in Terrace Park

TERRACE PARK, OH (FOX19) - Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Terrace Park.

Police responded to a home in the 300 block of Rugby Ave. on Monday after the daughter of an elderly couple requested police check on her parents' well being.

When officers arrived, the received no response after knocking on the door, so they forced entry.

They discovered the bodies of Louis B. Updegrove, 80, and Irene Updegrove, 83, in the den.

Subsequent investigation revealed that Mr. Updegrove died from a single gunshot wound and Mrs. Updegrove died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there was no indication of foul play, and deteriorating health and other medical issues are believed to be factors in the tragedy.

The Hamilton County coroner's office will determine the exact cause of death.