Tirany Savage, who was from Michigan, and three of her family members died in what appeared to be murder suicide after she was denied a protective order against her husband.
In addition to Tirany, 35, her 13-year-old son Dayton Cowdrey and her husband, Bo Eugene Savage, also 35, died. 58, was the fourth victim.
Around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in Houghton Lake. Two people told police they found four bodies inside the house.
The report states that it appears all four died from gunfire. It is viewed as a possible murder-suicide. The people whose bodies were found lived in the house where they were found.
The incident was described by police as a “terrible and senseless tragedy”.
There was no evidence anyone else was involved, but MPs believe there is no danger to the public. Officials have not yet found out who was among the four people who were shot.
In a statement, Ben Lowe, who is undersheriff, said:
“There are still many questions about this case that need to be answered. It would not be wise to say anything until the investigation is complete and the evidence has been reviewed.”
About the protection order and why it was issued
On June 24, Tirany Savage went to Michigan’s 34th Circuit Court to seek a personal protection order against Bo. But on June 27, Judge Troy B. Daniel denied the request, saying there was insufficient evidence.
It’s still not clear if Tirany disagreed with the decision or not. But the 35-year-old showed why a Personal Protection Order should have been filed. She said her husband cheated on her and she wrote:
“I asked him to be nice to the divorce and leave the house, but he won’t either. I left and now I’m getting messages from him that I’m with other people. He also texts my friends and threatens them because he thinks they told me to leave him. He throws things around the house and insults me. He says he doesn’t want to go and wants money.
Tirany Savage also said that Bo had issues with his mental health and had stopped taking his medication. She also said he just bought a gun and kept saying he was going to shoot himself in the head. Tirany said she did not want to jeopardize her or her son’s safety. She wrote in the petition that Bo said he would kill her or hurt her.