Triple Homicide-Suicide In Defiance County

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Triple Homicide-Suicide In Defiance County

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 7, 2014 at 12:06 AM EST

DEFIANCE, Ohio (21Alive) - Four people are dead in what the Defiance County, Ohio, Sheriff's Department is investigating as a triple murder-suicide.

Police say Robert Garza Sr., 68, shot and killed his wife, Christina Garza, 61; daughter, Zoila Garza, 42; and granddaughter, Rebecca Garza, 15, inside a home in the 25000 block of Bowman Rd. in Defiance.

Robert Garza Sr. then shot and killed himself, police say.

A family member found the bodies sometime Thursday. The four were last seen at 3 p.m. Wednesday, police say.

The Defiance County Sheriff's Department continue to interview neighbors, family and friends, but believe Robert Garza Sr. was the perpetrator.

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