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Police identify the five family members found dead in apparent Elyria murder-suicide

Police believe that John Nelson is the suspect in the murder-suicide of the five family members.

ELYRIA, Ohio — Police in Elyria have identified the five people found dead Wednesday in an apparent family murder-suicide. 

Officers were called to the 500 block of Willow Park Road just after 8:00 a.m. for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found five people dead inside the house. All five sustained what appeared to be gunshot wounds. 

The five family members have been identified as: 

  • 44-year-old John Nelson
  • 35-year-old Robin Nelson
  • 12-year-old Gavin Nelson
  • 10-year-old Brianna Nelson
  • 6-year-old Liam Nelson

Police say it appears that the incident was a murder-suicide, with John Nelson as the suspect. 

The Elyria Police Department and the Lorain County Coroner's Office are continuing the investigation.