Published On: Mon, Nov 12th, 2018

Elderly couple, Dennis Lucak, Helen Lucak identified in Ohio double murder, son Michael Lucak arrested

The North Royalton Police Department in Ohio is investigating a double homicide as Helen and Dennis Lucak, both 72 years old, were found dead in their bedroom.

Police told FOX 8 Monday afternoon, the couple’s 44-year-old son, Michael, is in custody as a person of interest in their deaths. No charges have yet been filed.

Police explained that their bodies were found about 9 p.m. yesterday in an apartment complex in the 11800 block of Harbor Light Drive off Abbey Road. Both were killed in the bedroom, dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Det. David Loeding said the couple was discovered on Sunday afternoon when Dennis’ sister got concerned that they didn’t show up for brunch at church. The sister went to the police after knocks at their door went unanswered.

Helen and Dennis Lucak

A detective confirmed there was no sign of a break-in and he does not believe they were victims of a random crime.

Loeding said investigators are honing in on a motive, but that they were still piecing things together. The dispatch logs show they were tracking someone’s phone in connection with the case.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting North Royalton police, Loeding said.

Dennis and Helen were longtime parishioners at Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Broadview Heights, where Dennis was also a deacon.

The church they attended released the following statement: “Obviously this is shocking and most distressing news and we ask all of you to pray for their souls and peace for their family,” said marketing director Phil Tesar.

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  1. […] The North Royalton Police Department in Ohio announced that Michael Lucak (Brewer) has been charged with the murder of his parents: Dennis and Helen Lucak. […]

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