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2 deaths in 2 fires in the Lucasville area being investigated as apparent murder-suicide

Scioto County Sheriff's Office, Press Release

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman reports that his office received a 9-1-1 call Saturday, July 1 at approximately 3:53 p.m.

The caller stated that there was a fire located at 13300 U.S. Highway 23 in Lucasville. The caller advised that he was at that location. Deputies were in the area of the call when dispatched.

Valley Township Fire Department was dispatched to this location. Norfolk Southern Railroad were contacted to shut down train traffic in the area of 13300 U.S. Highway 23. This action was taken so that emergency responders could respond appropriately.

The caller advised that there was another fire located on Nesbitt Road in Lucasville. The caller allegedly advised that his father was deceased at that location and that he had killed him.

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office did receive 9-1-1 calls of a fire on Nesbitt Road. Deputies, as well as Jefferson Township Fire Department, responded to this location.

The Scioto County Coroner, Dr. Adams, was contacted and responded to both locations. A detective from the Sheriff’s Office, along with investigators with the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office, responded to both fire scenes.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating both fires. A body was recovered from the scene of both fires. The bodies were transported to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

The caller was a 27-year-old male from Lucasville. He identified his father as a 76-year-old male from Lucasville.

Sheriff Thoroughman states that there were numerous fire departments that responded to the scene of both fires. They were Valley Township, Jefferson Township, Morgan Township, Union Township, Minford, Rubyville, Rosemount and South Webster Fire Departments.

This is still an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Jackson at 740-354-7566.

Anyone with information about the fires should contact the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office at 614-752-7106 or toll free at 800-589-2728.