SALEM (AP) -- Authorities in Salem are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving an estranged couple found shot to death in a Walmart employee parking lot.
Police in Salem said the man shot and killed his former girlfriend about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the employee parking lot and then killed himself. A handgun was found near his body.
The woman was identified by Salem police as Silvia Maillis, 37, and the man as Charles Kropinak, 36.
Detective Dave Talbert told The Salem News the woman was on a work break when the man approached and shot her and then shot himself. There apparently were several witnesses to the shootings.
The Columbiana County coroner's office said no update was available Sunday evening.