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Police and fire

  • 1 held in cemetery slaying
    Police have arrested a Fort Wayne man on a murder charge in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Monday in an undeveloped portion of Catholic Cemetery.
  • Police arrest suspect in school break-in
    A 30-year-old South Bend man has been arrested in connection with Monday morning's break-in at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, thanks to numerous tips, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said today.
  • Body found near graves
    Fort Wayne police were investigating the suspicious death of a woman found at an undeveloped part of a northeast-side cemetery Monday afternoon.

4 found dead in Defiance County

A person checking on the welfare of family members discovered what might be a triple homicide-suicide in Defiance County, officials said Thursday.

According to a statement from the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, the dead include Robert Garza, Sr., his wife Christine Garza, daughter Zoila Garza and granddaughter Rebecca Garza.

While the deaths are still under investigation, police believe Robert Garza Sr. to be the person responsible for the deaths, police said.

The four were last seen at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies will continue to interview neighbors, family and friends, according to the statement issued Thursday night.