Prentiss Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 years ago

The deaths of a man and woman in Prentiss yesterday have been ruled a murder suicide according to police. The bodies of Dean and Debra Meitzler, both 51, were discovered just after 10:30 Tuesday morning.Detectives said Meitzler shot his wife in a bedroom of their home and then turned the rifle on himself. The shootings were reported to police by their 29 year old son who was in another room of the house at the time of the shootings.No suicide note was found and police are still investigating what caused the violent outburst. The bodies were found inside a house along route 169, also known as the Averill road.


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