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Published: Tuesday, 10/27/2009

Ohio day care deaths are ruled a homicide-suicide


FAIRFIELD, Ohio — A coroner says the shooting deaths of an estranged couple found inside a sport utility vehicle at an Ohio day care center was a homicide-suicide.

Coroner Richard Burkhardt in southwest Ohio's Butler County said Tuesday that the wrists and ankles of 46-year-old Evelyn Restituyo had been bound with white plastic ties. Her body was found in the back seat.

Fairfield police Lt. Kevin Haddix says police believe 47-year-old Francisco Restituyo confronted Evelyn Restituyo outside the outlet store where she worked on Monday and shot her in the thigh. Haddix says the man then drove her about six miles to the Jelly Bean Junction day care center, where he killed her and himself.

Authorities say no evidence connects the couple to the center.

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