Beavercreek police continue investigation into apparent murder-suicide

The bodies of two men were removed Sept. 29, 2020, from a home on Roselawn Drive in Beavercreek.

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

BEAVERCREEK — Police continued an investigation Wednesday into an apparent murder-suicide of two brothers in a quiet neighborhood here.

Police were called around 4:11 p.m. Tuesday to a home in the 3600 block of Roselawn Drive in a neighborhood with many older, single-story homes. They found two men who appeared to have died by gunshot wounds.

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The men found were brothers Carl Lichtenberg, 50, and John Lichtenberg, 53, who is the homeowner. Their deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide, but Beavercreek police said in a media release that they are still looking into the case.

A woman who identified herself as the sister of the two brothers called police on Tuesday, saying she had found both men dead in the house. She said she normally brings her brothers dinner on Sunday, but they had not answered this past Sunday. She went by to check on them on Tuesday and found their car in the driveway and the door unlocked.

The bodies of two men were removed Sept. 29, 2020, from a house on Roselawn Drive in Beavercreek.

Credit: Jim Noelker

Credit: Jim Noelker

The woman said it looked as though the brothers had shot each other, according to a 911 call. She said that her younger brother had been staying with her older brother. She also said that her younger brother suffered from a mental illness.

“There’s blood … I think they shot each other or something. They’re both dead,” she said in the 911 call.

There is no suspected involvement from anyone else, police said. The Beavercreek Police Department said it is not releasing any more information about the case because it remains under investigation.

To submit a tip via text message to the Beavercreek Police Department text BEAVERCREEKPD and the tip to 847411.

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