Superintendent offers tips for parents; memorial funds established
Preble County’s sheriff and coroner offices are currently investigating the deaths of a father and two children in what they believe is a murder-suicide. On Jan. 24, deputies responded to a request for a welfare check in the 9200 block of Greenbush Road in Somerville, which is in Gratis Township on the county’s eastern edge. Deputies were advised by the children’s mother, who does not live at the residence, that they had not arrived that morning at Preble Shawnee Elementary and Middle School as normal. Further investigation determined that their father, Shane Elliott, 40, had not shown up at his place of employment, according to a news release from Sheriff Mike Simpson.