A suspect was arrested and faced with aggravated assassinations when two adults and two children died whose bodies were found this week in the vicinity of the Slavic village of Cleveland.
The police did not give details of the known man, who was arrested in quadruple murder but is expected to provide more information at a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
David Cousin Jr. and Takeyra Collins and children Armond Johnson Jr. and Aubree Stone were found on Tuesday morning, police said.
Cousin, 35, and Collins, 25, were fatally shot, according to Cleveland-based NBC affiliate WKYC, citing the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner. Cousin was shot in the head and chest, and Collins had been shot in the back and stomach.
The children Aubree (2) and Armond (6) died of smoke inhalation, the station reported.
Police said they found cousin dead in a field. The officers were given extra information and went to a nearby house, where they were trapped by the smell of smoke, the police said. The wife and children were discovered dead inside. The kids were inside.
A landlord told WKYC that cousin lived in a first floor unit and that Collins and the kids lived in a residential unit in the background.
Relatives said the two neighbors did not really know each other, Associated Press reported.
A friend of cousin, Elijejuan Smith, told WKYC that "he showed love to all of his friends, his entire family, and anyone who needed him." "Very good mother" and "beautiful young girl".