DUBLIN, OH (WCMH) – Dublin Police are confirming that a “suspicious death” is now a homicide.
It happened on Wednesday in the 5000-block of Ennishannon Place. Police were called out around 7:30 am.
A 911 caller said his daughter’s husband had been found dead in bed. Police are not releasing the deceased man’s name until next of kin has been notified.
Police went door-to-door in the neighborhood asking people if they heard or saw anything strange.
“We were totally surprised,” said next-door neighbor Lou Chorich. “Nothing seemed to indicate that anything went on that we were aware of.”
The City of Dublin said there was no forced entry into the home.
The news of a homicide in the neighborhood came as a shock to the family Chorich.
“It’s a very friendly, family-oriented neighborhood,” said Elaine Chorich.
She said a doctor and his wife lived next door. They had been renting the home for 2-3 years.
“Ever since they moved here, there’s been cars parked in the guests spots right there and people going in and out, in and out of their house, which seemed a little bit suspicious to me, but then when he explained college kids you know they have a lot of friends,” said Elaine.
She said she sometimes spoke to the man next door, describing him as very nice. She said they were a private couple and often kept to themselves.
“It’s sad for something like that to be happening in our neighborhood,” said Elaine.
Police said investigators are conducting interviews. There is no reason to believe there is an ongoing threat.