Note: This story was last updated at 10:15 a.m. June 16.
The three adults found dead on Oak Lane on Thursday morning each had a single gunshot wound, authorities said.
The three were found dead during a welfare check at 101 Oak Lane at about 8:03 a.m. Thursday. They have been identified as:
- Michael Deuschle, age 49
- Tessa Deuschle, age 43
- Chelsea Kessel, age 24
The city said a preliminary investigation leads officers to believe that the females were shot first at close range, and then the man shot himself.
Detectives with the Oak Ridge Police Department believe this to be an isolated incident, and citizens do not need to be alarmed, the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release. Officers do not believe there are any additional victims in this case. The investigation is ongoing.
Oak Lane is off Outer Drive near California Avenue in north Oak Ridge. [Read more…]