The Licking County Coroner agrees with the findings of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office in the death of two family members over the weekend at a Granville home.
The coroners’ office said they’ve ruled the death of 8-year-old Jeremy Straight as homicide and the death of 43-year-old Joyce Straight a sucide.
Authorites said that Friday July 29, 2011 Joyce Straight shot her son and then turned the weapon on herself taking her own life.
While the investigation is still ongoing pending toxicology results, they’ll have no impact on the cause of the deaths.
During the investigation into the deaths authorities learned Joyce may have experienced some ongoing mental health issues, which may have been a contributing factor.