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Sheriff Dave Lucas: Belmont County deaths being investigated as murders

T-L Photos/JENNIFER COMPSTON-STROUGH An investigator uses a dog to search for evidence in the area of a home outside Belmont, where a double fatality occurred early Tuesday morning.

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The deaths Tuesday morning of Thomas and Angela Strussion at their Belmont, Ohio home have been ruled a “double homicide,” Sheriff Dave Lucas said Wednesday.

During a gathering at the sheriff’s department, Lucas identified the victims and said his investigators are treating the deaths as murders.

Lucas said autopsies are being done Wednesday and Thursday by the county coroner’s office.

“We’re going to do everything we can to come to a resolution of what happened,” Lucas said.

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