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3 shot to death inside Oak Ridge home, ORPD investigating

UPDATE:  Police are investigating the shooting as a murder-suicide and believe that Mr. Dueschle shot and killed his wife and her adult daughter, who reportedly suffered from a disability that required constant care, before turning the gun on himself.

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(Oak Ridge Police Department press release)  On Thursday, June 15, 2017, at approximately 8:03 a.m., Oak Ridge Police officers were called to perform a welfare check at 101 Oak Lane.

Upon arrival, officers noted there was no answer at the front door of the residence. A potential victim could be seen through the window, so officers made entry into the home.

Once inside, officers found an adult female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers immediately began a search and located two additional deceased persons, an adult male and an adult female. All three victims suffered a single gunshot wound. The victims have been identified as:

· Michael Deuschle, age 49
· Tessa Deuschle, age 43
· Chelsea Kessel, age 24

Detectives with the Oak Ridge Police Department believe this to be an isolated incident and citizens do not need to be alarmed. Officers do not believe there are any additional victims in this case. The investigation is ongoing.

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