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$1M Bail for Son of Murdered Hilliard Woman

Updated: Wednesday, April 3 2013, 02:14 PM EDT
UPDATE (10:30 am 4-3-13) A judge set a bail amount of $1 Million for Tyler Dunkle.

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UPDATE (10:52 pm 4-2-13) Hilliard Police have arrested and charged Tyler Dunkle, 22, with murdering his mother, 44-year-old Terri Menendez.

Investigators say Dunkle strangled Menendez to death before overdosing.  He was treated at a Columbus hospital, and arrested Tuesday night.  It's not yet known when Dunkle will go before a judge.  Of course, we will keep you posted.

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UPDATE (11:30 pm 4-1-13) Police continue to investigate a homicide off Westham Way in Hilliard.  They found 44 year-old Terri Menendez dead in the second floor of her home.  They also found her 22 year-old son Tyler Dunkle unconscious and barely breathing in another room.

Police have revealed this is not the first time they've been called to this home.  Officers say they were called out back in October because of a disturbance between Menendez and Dunkle.

Investigators are still not saying how Menendez died.  Dunkle is still unresponsive in the hospital.

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UPDATE: (7:30 pm 4-1-13) The Hilliard Police Chief has identified the victim as 44-year-old Terri Menendez, and says her death is a homicide. 

Her son, Tyler Dunkle, 22, was rushed to a local hospital where he is in critical condition. 

Police haven't said how Menendez died, or how Dunkle was injured, but they say foul play was involved.

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UPDATE: (4:45 pm 4-1-13)  The Hilliard police chief says their police department received a call from the woman's workplace about 1:30 pm saying the victim had not shown up for work.

When they went to the scene, the door was locked and there was no sign of a breakin.

A family member called a short time later asking police officers to check on her and they got a key from the complex managers.

When they entered the townhouse, there was a man at the top of the stairs barely breathing and the woman in another room dead.

No word on the man and woman's relationship or what might have caused her death.

Police are still waiting on a search warrant to investigate further.

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HILLIARD -- Police are on the scene of a woman's body found dead at 2596 West Ham Way in Hilliard.

A man was also taken to an area hospital in an unknown condition.

Very few details are being released, but the area is taped off.

Crews are waiting on a search warrant to get the body out of the home.

This is at a town home at Hilliard Summit.

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Web Producer: Kellie Hanna$1M Bail for Son of Murdered Hilliard Woman


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