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Couple Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide in Morning View

UPDATE ( 4:55 P.M.): The Kenton County Police have released an initial report from the scene:

On January 14, 2014 around 6:00 p.m., Kenton County Police Officers responded to 2042 Cruise Creek Rd. in Morning View to check on the well-being of the resident and her estranged boyfriend. When officers arrived on the scene and searched the home, they found Erin Nicole Cully (26, Morning View) and Jason Stephens (28, Independence) dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

The initial investigation and evidence at the scene indicate Mr. Stephens shot Ms. Cully with a handgun before turning the gun on himself. Detectives and members of the Kenton County Police Evidence Collection Unit processed the scene with the assistance of the Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and the Kenton County Coroner's Office.

The Kenton County Police Department’s investigation into this crime remains open. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Andrew Schierberg with the Kenton County Police Department at 859-392-1953.


A man and woman are dead and Kenton County Police are investigating the scene as a murder-suicide.

Erin Cully, 26, and Jason Stephens, 28, were found dead from gunshot wounds at a home on Cruise Creek Road in Morning View and the initial investigation indicates that Stephens shot Cully before turning the gun on himself, WXIX reports.

The couple were found dead at around 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, and had two children who were not present at the house.

Stephens lives in a home with Cully and the children until about a year ago, WCPO reports.

The initial call to police that led to officers visiting the home was for a well-being check, according to WKRC.

Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders posted to Twitter, "Two Kenton County homicides in the first two weeks. 2014 is off to a violent start."

The apparent murder-suicide in Morning View followed a fatal stabbing at a New Year's party in Independence on January 1.

This story may be updated.