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Man, woman dead in apparent murder-suicide at north Columbus apartment

Police were called to the apartment by a concerned family member was unable to contact her mother who lived inside.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police said a woman was killed by a man and then the man died by suicide at an apartment on the north side of Columbus.

Officers were called to an apartment on Pine Tree Street West around 9:30 a.m. Sunday after a concerned family member was unable to contact their mother, 53-year-old Kimberly Thomas, who lived inside.

Police were able to make their way into the apartment and found Thomas and 54-year-old Romie Ziegler. Both were pronounced deceased at 10:17 a.m.

After a preliminary investigation, police said Ziegler shot and killed Thomas then he died by suicide.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

This is the 129th homicide in Columbus this year.