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Four Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Days After Protection Order Denied By Judge
Before Tirany Savage died alongside her mother Kim Lynnette Ebright, teenage son Dayton Cowdry, and husband Bo Savage, she reportedly filed for a personal protection order, claiming Bo "keeps saying he is going to blow his brains out."
Updated Friday, July 15, 2022 at 2:21 p.m. ET.
Four relatives in Michigan are dead in an apparent murder-suicide just days after a judge allegedly refused one of them a protection order.
Deputies with the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Roscommon Township home after two individuals reported finding four bodies on Sunday, according to their press release. At around 3:30 a.m., authorities found Tirany Savage, 35; her son Dayton Cowdry, 13; Tirany’s mother, Kim Lynnette Ebright, 58; and Tirany’s husband, Bo Eugene Savage, 35.
All were dead on the scene, having been shot to death.
“All subjects had known relationships, and the incident is being investigated as a murder/suicide,” said the sheriff’s office. “At this time, investigators have found no indication of any other suspects involved in this incident.”
Officials did not initially name which of the relatives was believed to be the shooter, but on Friday indicated that Bo Savage was the suspect. His was the only death deemed to be a suicide by authorities. The other three were classified as homicides. Additionally, the Roscommon County Sheriff's Office stated that the firearm used in the shootings was registered to Bo Savage, and had been obtained legally.
There may have been trouble in the marriage, as indicated in court documents obtained by People. On June 24, Tirany allegedly submitted a petition with the 34th Circuit Court in Michigan for a personal protection order (PPO), claiming Bo Savage was struggling with his mental health.
“I asked him to be civil for a divorce and asked him to leave [the] house, and he refuses,” Tirany wrote in the filing. “I left and have been getting texts accusing me of being with other people, and he has not been texting my friends, threatening them because he thinks they told me to leave him.”
Tirany stated that Bo slammed things around the house, called her names, and declared he would not leave.
“He has mental health issues (he stopped taking his meds) and recently purchased a firearm, and that is concerning to me,” Tirany continued. “He keeps saying he is going to blow his brains out, and I do not want my safety or my son’s safety in jeopardy.”
But on June 27 – three days after Tirany filed for the PPO – Judge Troy B. Daniel denied her request, according to People. Daniel wrote there was “insufficient evidence of a showing of immediate and irreparable injury, loss or damage. Petitioner can request a restraining order in divorce case.”
It was not immediately clear if Tirany appealed the denial, which was decided less than two weeks before her death.
The tragedy continues to rattle those in Roscommon Township.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the many friends and family who have been devastated by this loss,” wrote the sheriff’s office. “Roscommon County contained wonderful, close-knit communities who rally around those who are struggling and in need.
“We encourage the people of this community to show their love and support to the many people who have been devastated by this horrific and senseless tragedy.”