Sunday, December 27, 2009
"CANTON, OH - Police are investigating an apparent double murder-suicide Sunday.
"Dead are Brandy L. Schneider, 32, of 6686 Ravenwood Ave. NW and her ex-husband, Matthew A. Schneider, 30, of 805 Applegrove St. NW, North Canton. Derrick W. Busto, 29, of 1257 Bellflower Ave. SW, Canton, also died.
"Police found the three bodies around 7:58 a.m. in the Ravenwood duplex, just south of Portage Street NW, in Spenbrock allotments. A relative of Matthew Schneider’s found the bodies and called 911, Chief Harley Neftzer said.
"All three died as the result of gunshot wounds.
"Neftzer said preliminary information indicates Matthew Schneider went to his ex-wife’s residence and shot her and Busto. He then killed himself. Two handguns — both were used — were recovered at the scene, Neftzer said.
"`We believe its a double murder-suicide,` confirmed Rick Walters, an investigator for the Stark County Coroner’s Office.
"Neftzer would not confirm if a suicide note was left behind.
"Neftzer said the case remains under investigation pending a comprehensive coroner’s review, processing of evidence collected at the scene and completion of the criminal investigation."