Marion Police Investigate Apparent Murder/Suicide


On 12-26-2020 at 17:14 hours, Marion Police Officers responded to a report of two deceased individuals found by a family member in the garage of a home located in the 1200 block of E. Center Street Marion.

The deceased persons were determined to a be a married couple who were also residents of the home. Marion PD Investigators, working in conjunction with the Marion County Coroner’s Office conducted an investigation at the scene and identified the deceased as Amy Berry, age 42 and Max Berry, age 44.

“This is a horrible tragedy in every conceivable way”, said Major Jeff Clewell, Commander of the MPD Criminal Investigations Division. “While this investigation is still in its’ infancy, the early details indicate that Mr. Berry shot and killed his wife prior to turning the gun on himself”.

The bodies of Amy and Max Berry have been transported to the Lucas County Coroner’s Office where autopsies will be conducted. Based on those findings, an official cause and manner of death will be determined by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

Pending the outcome of the medical examinations, no further details are available for release at this time. Marion Police Investigators continue to work this investigation in close coordination with death investigators from the Marion County and Lucas County Coroner’s Offices.