HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) _ Police in central Ohio are trying to figure out how a 44-year-old woman, with ties to Ross County, ended up dead in her town house, where her 22-year-old son was found injured and unconscious.
Police are calling Terri Menendez's death Monday a homicide but have released few details. She was found dead in the two-story town house in Hilliard, near Columbus, and her son, Tyler Dunkle, was unconscious.
Hilliard police Chief Douglas Francis says investigators don't believe any outsiders were involved, and Dunkle has been unconscious, so police haven't been able to talk to him.
Police were called to the address Monday because Menendez's co-workers were concerned that she didn't show up for work.
Authorities say they responded to a prior call to the home on October 8th, 2012. On that date, Menendez said Dunkle had been assaulted at a Columbus establishment and came home "distraught and agitated."
Authorities say he was taken to a hospital in that case, but no report was taken by Hilliard Police on the October assault on Dunkle.