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UPDATE: Suspect and victims named in Monroe County double homicide

Jacob Wilson
Jacob Wilson(Monroe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 2:47 PM EDT
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WOODSFIELD, Ohio (WTAP) - The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect and victims in a double homicide from Saturday night.

Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black says 38-year-old Jacob Wilson has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder with gun specifications, two counts of tampering with evidence, and two counts of abuse of a corpse.

He is accused in the deaths of Malakai Curry, 20, of Caldwell, and Daniel Franzoi, 24, of Beallsville.

Black says a caller reported Devon and Franzoi missing after the two did not return with Wilson from a trip to the Wilson Farm dump site.

Deputies and the Division of Wildlife searched the dump and found Franzoi and Curry’s bodies.

Both of them had been shot.

The caller told authorities that Wilson left immediately upon his return and drove in an unknown direction.

He was later found at his home in Woodsfield and arrested.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Two men are dead and an investigation is underway after an apparent double homicide near Woodsfield on Saturday.

Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black says his office and the Division of Wildlife were called to a trash dump south of Woodsfield around 10 p.m. where they found two men dead.

Black says both men had gunshot wounds.

Authorities had been called to investigate by a woman who said three men left the home she was at to take trash over the hill, but only one returned.

She told investigators the man who came back quickly left.

Sheriff Black says that man has been found and is being held at the Monroe County Jail.

No names have been released and no other information was made immediately available.

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