Father and son found dead in apparent homicide-suicide in Powell
A woman was believed to have heard from her ex-husband or teenage son by 5 p.m. Wednesday. When she didn’t, she went to get them.
At around 6 p.m., she arrived at her ex-husband’s home at the 9200 block of Creighton Drive in Powell. What she found inside the house in the Wedgewood Park neighborhood turned her world upside down in seconds.
“My husband, my son! the woman shouts during a 911 call obtained by The Dispatch.
Through sobs, the woman said she could see her son on the floor of the house and it looked like he had been shot.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said Adam Stevenson, 14, and his father, Jon Stevenson, 57, were found dead inside the home. Both had been shot.
The sheriff’s office said the case was being investigated as a homicide-suicide.
“Initial evidence gathered at the scene leads us to believe that the son shot his father before committing suicide,” Chief Deputy Jeff Balzer said in a statement.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the investigation.
“This type of loss is a tragedy for a family and their friends to endure, but with two family members – one being a young teenager – it’s borderline unbearable,” Balzer said.
“We can’t speculate on the motive, but our goal is to help provide as many answers to the family’s questions to help them through their grief and to try to make sense of it all.”
According to court records, the elder Stevenson was convicted in 2016 of domestic violence and child endangerment. The incidents that led to the conviction did not involve his son, according to court records.