Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Evidence Shows Exotic Animal Owner Killed Himself
An Ohio sheriff is reporting more evidence that a man killed himself after setting loose dozens of wild, exotic animals he owned.
Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz (loots) says testing by state investigators has confirmed that Terry Thompson had gunshot residue on his hands when he died Oct. 18.
Lutz says that doesn’t prove Thompson committed suicide on his property near Zanesville in eastern Ohio. But the sheriff tells the Zanesville Times Recorder he’s comfortable in his belief that Thompson took his own life by shooting himself through the mouth with a handgun.
Police were forced to kill 48 escaping animals, including bears, lions and endangered Bengal tigers.
Lutz says the investigation into Thompson’s death is mostly done.