- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Police say a Miami University student’s ex-boyfriend fatally shot her before killing himself at her apartment near the southwest Ohio campus.

Oxford police Sgt. Jon Varley says the preliminary investigation shows 27-year-old Larry Tipton II fatally shot 21-year-old Miami junior Rebecca Eldemire (EL’-duh-meye-ur) of Maineville, then shot himself.

Varley says Eldemire called police Saturday night to report the Lancaster man was on his way from the Columbus area to Oxford. Officers met him in Eldemire’s apartment complex parking lot and escorted him inside. Police say the two spoke and Eldemire then told officers they could leave.

Police found the bodies Sunday morning while responding to a fire alarm that they think was triggered by smoke from the gun.

A Miami spokeswoman says Eldemire was studying geography and geographic information systems.

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