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Police: Double homicide suspect in London dead in apparent suicide

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(WSYX/WTTE)

London Police confirmed a suspect in a double shooting is dead from an apparent suicide Wednesday. Law enforcement was on a manhunt for the suspect, after a mother and daughter were shot and killed outside a home.

Just after 12:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 300 block of Landis Lane in London, Ohio.

Police said a woman and adult daughter were shot and killed by a man in a domestic dispute.

Authorities identified the victims as Yaisa Cordero, 40, from London and her 25-year-old daughter Joceline Cordero.

Police said the suspect, who has been identified as James S. Evans Jr., 54, had fled from the scene in a white pick-up truck.

Authorities said Evans was found just before 3 p.m. behind a church building on U.S. 40, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Madison County Sheriff John Swaney said a call came in about a suspicious vehicle and deputies located it.

"It is not unusual to have domestic violence...it is unusual for our area that they go to this extreme, but it is isolated," said City of London Police Chief Glenn Nicol.

Neighbor George Ison says he saw a white truck storm into his neighbor's drive that day.

"He got out, looked in that dark SUV over there real briefly and stuff," said Ison, "and two women kind of come out and confronted him and they didn't do anything, you know, no physical contact. But, he went back to his truck, got a gun, went back and shot them, and jumped in his truck and left."

He says they called 9-1-1 immediately, and his wife ran to help.

A sister-in-law claims Evans had threatened violence.

"I don't believe she really believed he'd do it, but he did," said sister-in-law and friend Michel Fuller, "I don't think she believed he would do it. She just wanted to be free of him, but she didn't know how."

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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