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Oakley couple in murder-suicide identified

Published: Monday, April 15 2013 11:15 a.m. MDT

Toni Lynn Cavagnaro, 40, died in a murder suicide. She and Sean Thomas Kenealey, 45, were found dead in their Oakley home at 4452 N. state Route 32 on Sunday, April 14, 2013. (Summit County Sheriff Department) Toni Lynn Cavagnaro, 40, died in a murder suicide. She and Sean Thomas Kenealey, 45, were found dead in their Oakley home at 4452 N. state Route 32 on Sunday, April 14, 2013. (Summit County Sheriff Department)

OAKLEY, Summit County — The names of a man and woman who investigators believe died as a result of a murder-suicide were released Monday.

Toni Lyn Cavagnaro, 40, and Sean Thomas Kenealey, 45, were found dead in a garage in their home at 4452 N. state Route 32. A friend of the couple had gone to the residence to check on them about 1:15 p.m. Sunday after not being able to contact them for awhile.

Detectives believe Kenealey shot and killed Cavagnaro about 9 p.m. Saturday before turning the gun on himself, said Summit County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Bridge. There was evidence at the scene that led investigators to conclude the situation was a murder-suicide and not a double homicide, though he declined Monday to provide details.

Each victim suffered a single gunshot wound to the head. A gun was found near the victims.

Sean Thomas Kenealey, 45, died in a murder-suicide. He and Toni Lynn Cavagnaro, 40, were found dead in their Oakley home at 4452 N. state Route 32 on Sunday, April 14, 2013. (Summit County Sheriff Department) Sean Thomas Kenealey, 45, died in a murder-suicide. He and Toni Lynn Cavagnaro, 40, were found dead in their Oakley home at 4452 N. state Route 32 on Sunday, April 14, 2013. (Summit County Sheriff Department)

The couple was in a relationship and had been living together at the barn, which had living quarters in the upstairs area, Bridge said. The barn itself was about a year old, he said.

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