The search for the suspect in a Michigan double-homicide came to end Tuesday night in Tyler County, just outside of Sistersville
According to Deputy U.S. Marshal Alex P. Neville, 38-year-old Thomas Fritz was wanted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her sister, as well as shooting the women's mother.
A lead was sent to the U.S. Marshals in Cleveland that eventually resulted in them determining Fritz may have been at a cabin in Tyler County. At approximately 7:25 p.m. a team of Deputy U.S. Marshals along with the Tyler County Sheriff's Department approached the cabin attempting to arrest the suspect.
"As arrest team was approaching the residence, a suspect matching the description of the fugitive was spotted on the rear of the dwelling," said Neville. "At that time, deputy marshals spotted a rifle in the subject's hand, what appeared to be a rifle, the subject fled into the residence. And, a shot was heard from within the residence."
At about 10 p.m., the last members of the West Virginia State Police Special Response Team were brought in and briefed by U.S. Marshals.
At approximately midnight, the unit approached the cabin and went inside. Authorities say they found Fritz's body in a rear bedroom with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officials also found two assault style rifles, a shotgun and a gas mask.
The Tyler County Sheriff's Office is handling the death investigation.
According to the Associated Press, Michigan State Police Lt. Sean Furlong said marshal's went to investigate the cabin because it belonged to an associate of Fritz's.
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