DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Dayton police say the victim in an overnight murder suicide died of severe trauma to the head and multiple stab wounds.
Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl walked the media step by step through the overnight standoff during a Monday afternoon news conference. He identified the victim as Heather Bell, 38. The suspect is Jordan Rudd, 24.
Chief Biehl says officers responded to to the 800 block of Nordale Avenue around 9:00 pm Sunday night after receiving a call from the victim's uncle about her well-being.
Officers arrived and confronted Rudd at the front door. Police say Rudd made threats that he had a gun and locked the front door. Chief Biehl says Rudd told the officers he as keeping Bell "hostage and would kill her."
Officers say they also noticed Bell's car in the parking lot and were confident she was inside. They then called in the SWAT team.
Chief Biehl reports that the last time say saw Rudd was shortly after midnight.
Officers ultimately broke out a basement window shortly after 7:00 am and saw the suspect and Bell dead.
The chief says Bell has a history with domestic violence involving another man in 2000 and 2001.
Rudd has a record for felonious assault in Clark County.
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