Possible murder-suicide discovered in Norwood basement by 7-year-old

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Norwood

NORWOOD, Ohio (FOX19) - The fatal shootings of two people in a basement is being investigate as a murder-suicide, according to Norwood police.

Officers were called to a home in the 5300 block of Hunter Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a dead person, police explained.

When the officers arrived at the home, police say they found Jessica England, 32, and William Waters, 45, both dead.

England and Waters died from what police describe as apparent gunshot wounds.

Pam Douglas lives a few houses down. She says her 7-year-old grandson was the first to find England’s body.

“He went to see if his friend could come out and play,” Douglas says, referencing the victims’ son. “A few minutes later, they come down, and he says, ’Gammy, nobody’s home.’”

Douglas says after a while her grandson and the victims’ son decided to search the home. That’s when the 7-year-old went downstairs alone and found England.

Bob Miller is another neighbor.

“I didn’t know there was another body until later in the day, when they were taking two bodies out,” he said.

Other neighbors say England was very nice, spending a lot of her time outside on the porch. Many of them say they had interactions with her.

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