By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 28, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Eugene police say a man and his former girlfriend were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide when officers responded to a burglary call.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1Witpjm ) that 43-year-old Athena Slavin and 44-year-old Jeffry March were found dead Tuesday. Slavin was found in the home and March’s body was found near a pond in a filed within a half-mile of the residence.

Police say they believe March killed Slavin, then left the home and killed himself.



Police Lt. Jennifer Bills says there is no risk to the public.

A small black-and-white dog named Monkey was retrieved from Slavin’s home and taken to a neighbor’s house.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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