Police investigate possible murder-suicide

Jackson Twp., Ohio - Police are investigating a possible murder suicide of two teenagers.

According to a news release from the Jackson Township Police Department, officers had received a call to check on the welfare of two juveniles.

The bodies of 16-year-old Lauren Emily Kaufman of Lawrence Township and 17-year-old Mason Joseph Brown of Canal Fulton were found about 8:30PM Friday in a wooded area near Portage Road and Akron Avenue.

Both had gunshot wounds to the head.

The girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy was taken to a local hospital, and was pronounced dead at about 2:00AM Saturday.

Police and the Stark County Coroner are investigating the deaths as a possible double suicide or murder suicide.

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