As several media sources have reported, the Piqua Police Department responded to the report of a death at 208 Rench Street, Piqua, yesterday at 3:08 pm. Initial investigation indicated the probable manner of death was due to a self-inflicted firearm wound. However, several suspicious circumstances necessitated additional investigation to make a reasonable determination of this.
Our Patrol Division appropriately contacted our detective section as they handled a difficult scene on their initial response. We would like to thank the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Miami County Coroner’s Office, and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for their assistance to our Investigation Division to resolve this investigation quickly on behalf of our department and in the interests of a grieving family.
With the cooperation of all the investigating agencies, we have determined this case to be a suicide death resulting from two gunshot wounds inflicted by the 36-year-old male victim, who resided at this residence. In accordance with Ohio Public Record laws, his name will be released upon request to our agency at the number below.
Media Contact: Bruce A. Jamison, Chief of Police, 937-606-0726 (cell)