Investigation confirms murder-suicide

Police in northeast Ohio say an investigation confirmed a 44-year-old woman killed her 23-year-old son before shooting herself in the basement of their home last week.
Associated Press
Mar 29, 2014


According to Struthers police, Leslie Slaven used a.38-caliber revolver to shoot Justin Slaven in the head before shooting herself in the head March 20.

They were found in the basement by Leslie Slaven’s husband.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator reported Justin Slaven died that day and his mother died at a hospital on Tuesday.

Family members said support from the community has been overwhelming, with $5,800 raised in less than a week for Justin Slaven’s funeral expenses.

His funeral was scheduled for Friday. Police did not discuss a possible motive for the murder-suicide.