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Investigation underway after two bodies found in Athens County home

Published: Nov. 26, 2021 at 1:17 PM EST
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ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - The Athens County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two bodies were found in a home in Millfield, Ohio.

Sheriff Rodney Smith identified them as 40-year-old Jennifer Draper, of Millfield, and her live-in partner, 43-year-old Christopher Roach, of Leon, West Virginia.

Draper and Roach were discovered Friday by deputies who were investigating an open line 911 call from a home on McDougal Road.

Sheriff Smith says there is evidence of a dispute and Draper was killed by a single shotgun round.

He says Roach died by suicide.

Both bodies were sent to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for autopsies.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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