Police investigate death of 4 in NW Ohio city

DEFIANCE, Ohio (AP) – The Defiance County Sheriff’s Office says four people have died in what is being investigated as a triple murder-suicide.

Authorities in northwest Ohio say the bodies were discovered Thursday by a family member who was checking on the welfare of the four in Defiance, about 60 miles southwest of Toledo.  The four people were last seen Wednesday at about 3 p.m.

Officials have identified the dead as Robert Garza Sr., his wife, Christine Garza, daughter, Zoila Garza, and granddaughter Rebecca Garza. No ages were provided by officials.

Authorities say Robert Garza Sr. is believed to be the perpetrator.

Officials say an investigation is continuing.

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