A SUSPECTED murder suicide on Father’s Day has left four member of the same family – including a five-year-old girl – dead.
Military veteran Nicholas Mavrakis, 47, his wife Lesley, 37, son Ace, 13, and daughter Pippa, five, all died from gunshot wounds, police have said.
They were found in their home in Jackson Township, Ohio, on Sunday following a welfare check.
Police are investigating the shootings as a triple murder and suicide.
They said in a statement: “This incident is being investigated as a domestic dispute that turned deadly.
“At this time it is believed there are no other persons involved in this incident.”
A relative had called police after becoming concerned there was no answer at the front door, The Canton Rep reports.
They told 911 dispatchers: “I don’t know what’s going on. I know her husband has like PTSD from the military and he’s been having problems.”
Records show Nicholas retired as a staff sergeant in 2013 after 20 years service and tours of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Jackson Local Schools Superintendent Chris DiLoreto said in a statement: “Our district grieves the loss of two young children.
“Ace Mavrakis was well-liked by faculty and staff at Jackson Memorial Middle School. He was a member of the Jackson High School ninth-grade football team.
“Pippa Mavrakis was registered to start kindergarten at Strausser Elementary School in August.”