Family of couple found dead in North Linden home remembered as "great, loving people"

Donald and Sharon Fadley (Photo contributed by family)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - After almost 24 hours Columbus police were still on patrol at the Fadley house on Pauline Avenue.

"We need the cops to come here on Pauline Avenue," Raymond Brofford told 911 dispatchers. "There's been a homicide. Two peoples been murdered."

Brofford tells 10TV he and his wife, Nora, went to check on her younger brother, Donald Fadley, after he says Donald did not answer or return a phone call, Thursday.

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"We never in a million years expected to find this when we went in the home," he said. "We just knew something didn't seem right."

Brofford talked with 10TV by phone, Friday. He says when he and his wife walked in the house they saw Donald's wife, Sharon, in her chair. She was dead and had blood on her forehead. He says Donald was in the bathroom.

Donald Fadley was taken to the hospital, but around 9:15 p.m., Thursday, Brofford says the life support that was keeping his brother-in-law alive was removed.

Donald was 72. Sharon was 70.

"They were great people," Brofford said. "Loving people. No trouble between them whatsoever."

The deaths are still under investigation, however, Columbus police are calling both homicides.