4 Dead In Apparent Murder-suicide In SE Ohio

By Salon Staff

Published January 10, 2012 3:00PM (EST)

LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — School officials say one of four people killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Ohio was a loved and respected high school Spanish teacher.

Authorities in southeast Ohio's Hocking County say they believe a man caring for his terminally ill wife killed himself after shooting to death her two sisters and his son.

A spokesman for the Westerville schools in suburban Columbus says the son was 38-year-old Leroy Gilkey, a teacher at Westerville North High School since 1999.

A sheriff's dispatcher said Tuesday he had no information on the names of the victims and the gunman.

A cousin says the man was upset because the other family members were keeping him from spending time alone with his wife, who was not shot.

Salon Staff

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