Authorities Identify Slain Licking County Couple
Licking County Sheriff's deputies have now identified the man and a woman found dead overnight in a home north of Pataskala in an apparent murder-suicide.
Deputies say they went to the home on Reussner Road to conduct a welfare check on 38-year-old Kendra Stokes and 45-year-old Matt Stokes. Deputies say it appears Kendra Stokes had been dead for several days and Mark Stokes died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Autopsies will be conducted.