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STRONGSVILLE – Jeffrey Scullin, who was engaged to be married to Strongsville teacher Melinda Pleskovic’s daughter, has been arrested for his future mother-in-law’s murder.

Strongsville Police Chief Mark Fender held a press conference at Tuesday afternoon to provide updates on the investigation into the case. He did not take any questions.

Pleskovic, a sixth grade teacher, was found dead at her Blazing Star Drive home just over a week ago. The Cuyahoga Medical Examiner ruled she died from gunshot and stab wounds.

Bruce Pleskovic, Melinda’s husband, called 911 Monday evening, claiming he and Scullin found Melinda on the floor inside the home. In the 911 call, Bruce also says the couple’s son, who has Down Syndrome, was home with Melinda.

“I think my wife is dead,” Bruce Pleskovic told dispatch. He went on to say the couple had been experiencing break-ins at their home recently. At one point, he angrily told the dispatcher that the city “dropped the ball.”

Scullin, who lived at the home with the Pleskovics, also called 911, claiming he and Bruce found Melinda dead in the kitchen.

Melinda Pleskovic had posted about being harassed in her own home to her Facebook page recently. Neighbors told WKYC the break-ins and harassment started about a year ago when the couple filed a police report on four teens jumping on their trampoline. Those teens were never identified.

Since then, a series of police reports reflects a series of pranks and crimes at the Pleskovic home, such as a group of teens peeking in the windows and missing belongings, including a laptop and a set of car keys. As a result, someone had been using the keys to set off the car alarm.



Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

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