Cincinnati police investigate apparent double homicide in Madisonville

Father, son found dead inside home
2 dead in apparent double homicide on East Side
Posted at 5:26 AM, Mar 11, 2018

CINCINNATI -- A father and son were found dead early Sunday in what appears to be a double homicide in the city's Madisonville neighborhood.

Michael Myatt, 57, and Matthew Myatt, 30, had been shot, according to Lt. Michael Fern. Both were already dead inside a home on Adelphi Street by the time police arrived, at about 12:47 a.m.

A neighbor, Stacey Black, said she heard gunshots hours earlier, around 8:30 or 9 p.m. Saturday. Black said she sent a message to Matthew Myatt, known as Matt. But she never heard back.

The Myatts were good neighbors, she said: Matthew Myatt was friendly to everyone, and her son and other children loved him.

"How do you explain that to little ones when they're looking for him? I don't know who, I don't know what, I don't know why, but it's just bad. They didn't deserve it," Black said.

Police at the scene said the deaths did not appear to be a "murder-suicide."

State ID photos of Michael Myatt and Matthew Myatt

Investigators are checking out a black SUV found at the scene. It was parked in a such a way that police believe it was involved, Sgt. Mike Miller said.

"As a mom, I'm scared," Black said. "As a neighbor, I'm heartbroken."

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 513-352-3542 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040, or submit a tip at Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.