Husband, wife death in Hamilton ruled murder-suicide

2:20 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 Hamilton

UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m.: The death Donna Witters has been ruled a homicide by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

The 75-year-old woman died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the coroner’s office.

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The death of her husband, John Witters, 72, has been ruled a suicide by the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

John Witters died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the coroner’s office.

INITIAL REPORT

A Hamilton husband and wife will be autopsied today at the Butler County Coroner’s Office to determine cause and manner of death.

FIRST REPORT: 2 found dead in Hamilton after apparent murder-suicide

Sgt. Brian Robinson said the deaths of 72-year-old John Witters and his wife, Donna Witters, 75, is believed to a murder-suicide.

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Police responded to the 7600 block of Mourning Dove Lane at about 4 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a deceased person.

Robinson said the couple were found dead in a bedroom of the house by their daughter, who was visiting from out of town.

“The daughter said there had been some long-term health issues,” Robinson said, adding that she had last talked with the couple on Monday morning.

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