'Suspicious' deaths of 2 teens in Steele County ruled murder-suicide

The Steele County Sheriff's Office says the deaths of two teenagers in Medford on Friday, June 3, were a murder-suicide. 

The Sheriff's Office previously called their deaths "suspicious," and in a news release on Tuesday said a preliminary autopsy confirmed they died in a murder-suicide. Chandra Pelch, 18, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. 

Jerome Caldwell, 19, suffered a "non-fatal gunshot wound to the chest and fatal gunshot wound to the head," a news release said. 

Pelch and Caldwell were found dead in a home after police were called to a suspicious incident on the 200 block of 1st Street Northwest in Medford at around 8:22 p.m. on June 3. 

Authorities previously said there was no threat to the public. 

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