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Homicide unit seeks help after 2 found dead in Fort Wayne hotel room

Quality Inn is shown in May 2018 at 1734 W. Washington Center Road. Fort Wayne, Indiana. (Provided Photo/Google Street View)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WISH) — Two people found dead Tuesday in a Fort Wayne hotel room died in a murder-suicide, a deputy county coroner said Wednesday.

Melissa Trevino, 22, of Fort Wayne, was killed by gunshot in a homicide.

Dominic Norman Culjan III, 22, of Fort Wayne, was killed by gunshot in a suicide.

Fort Wayne Police Department was called to an unknown problem with two people found unconscious just after 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 1734 W. Washington Center Road. That’s in an area with hotels and restaurants just northwest of the I-69 interchange for State Road 3, also known as Lima Road.

Police arrived to find Trevino and Culjan dead.

Trevino is Fort Wayne’s 12th homicide of 2023, says Deputy County Coroner Christopher Meihls.

Homicide investigators have asked anyone with information to contact them at 260-427-1201.

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