Teacher Found Dead in Ohio Home, 911 Call Released

October 24, 2017 Updated: October 24, 2017

Police are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an Ohio middle school teacher, CBS News reported.

Melinda Pleskovic, 49, was found dead inside her Strongsville home on Monday night, Oct. 23. Her husband told authorities about the woman’s death, and he reportedly told a 911 dispatcher, “I think someone killed my wife.”

The school district where Pleskovic worked as a teacher released a statement.

“We have been informed of an investigation being conducted by the Strongsville Police Department regarding an incident at the home of one of our 6th grade teachers. As this is an ongoing police investigation, we are unable to comment any further at this time. We will, however, have crisis counselors on hand for students to speak with as we are aware this is unsettling and has been publicized through the media,” the statement read.

The woman was taken to Southwest General Hospital, where she died from her injuries, according to the Cleveland19 news station.

According to WKYC, the husband said that people have broken into his home before. A portion of his 911 call was released,

“Somebody’s been attacked in my house.”

Dispatcher: They attacked who? Who was attacked?

“Mel Pleskovic. Mel Pleskovic was attacked.”

Dispatcher: She was attacked by whom? Do you know?

“No. We just came home. She’s on the kitchen floor. I took her son and my daughter outside. Her husband is inside with her now.”

Dispatcher: So the husband attacked her?

“No. No. No. We just came home. We just came home.”

Dispatcher You came home and found her injured on the floor?

“We found her in the kitchen. She’s not moving. I took the kids and I walked outside.”

Dispatcher: Did she look like she was beaten, or what?

“She has blood all around her. I didn’t look. I just grabbed the child and left.”

The call continued …

“There’s a lot of blood.”

Dispatcher: How do you know this woman?

“I live here. I live here. She’s my fiancées mother?”

Dispatcher: Has she like had anybody trying to harm her? Harass her? Anything like that?

“No. No.”

Dispatcher: Do you have a dog that lives at that house?

“We have two. We have two dogs.”

Dispatcher: Are the dogs there, or you don’t know?

“I don’t know. We just walked in the front door and we left.”

Dispatcher: We got a phone call from somebody who found a dog that belongs at your residence. That’s why I’m thinking the dogs got out, OK?

The caller said he had just come home with the victim’s husband.

Dispatcher: Do you see any like forced entry or anything to the house?

“I’m outside. The door was locked.”

Dispatcher: The door was locked?

“The front door was locked.”

 

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