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Parma police suspect couple’s death was part of a suicide pact

January 18, 2018

Parma police suspect couple’s death was part of a suicide pact

PARMA, Ohio — A Parma woman shot a man and then herself Sunday morning in the garage of a home in what police described as a “suicide pact.”

Family members declined to speak about what drove them to make such a pact. Police seized their cellphones and other records to try to piece together the puzzle.

Police officers were called about 10 a.m. to the home on Alden Drive near West 32nd Street to investigate a report that two people were found dead. The officers discovered Alex Hetrick, 28, and Renee Mur, 27, both dead from gunshot wounds to the head in a car in a garage.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Ketrick’s death a homicide, while Mur’s was ruled a suicide.

Hetrick’s brother reported to police he found their frozen bodies, and Mur had a gun in her hand, according to police dispatch logs. He found a note inside of the home indicating a “suicide pact” between them, police said.

Investigators believe they died sometime between Friday and Saturday, but are still trying to narrow down the time.

The family member told police he last heard from Hetrick and Mur a few days before, according to police dispatch logs.

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