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Investigation continues in apparent Beach City murder-suicide

DGKN staff report

SUGAR CREEK TWP., Stark County

Sheriff’s deputies are continuing their investigation of an apparent murder-suicide that happened over the weekend at a Beach City home.

Deputies responded to a 911 call at 10:34 a.m. Saturday to a residence along Dolphin Street SW.

Monica Merry, 54, and Carl Simmons, 66, were both found deceased at the address, which is listed as Merry’s residence, according to a news release from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. Simmons lived at a separate address in Beach City. The incident appears to be domestic related, the release states.

Anyone who has information about the case is asked to contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office at 330-430-3800 or the anonymous crime tip line at 330-451-3937.

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