- Lauren Pack Staff Writer
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.
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.
A Hamilton husband and wife will be autopsied today at the Butler County Coroner’s Office to determine cause and manner of death.
Sgt. Brian Robinson said the deaths of 72-year-old John Witters and his wife, Donna Witters, 75, is believed to a murder-suicide.
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.