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Two men found dead on rural Highland County road

Posted at 11:45 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-02 12:43:08-05

UNION TOWNSHIP (HIGHLAND COUNTY), Ohio -- Deputies discovered two men dead of gunshot wounds Friday morning on the same rural road: one in the middle of an apparent attempted home invasion and another in a car that crashed nearby.

The Highland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the two deaths as possibly related, according to a news release.

Deputies responded to a call on Powell Road around 7 a.m., according to the news release. The caller reported that an armed man, later identified as Tyler South, had shattered the front glass door of their home, refused to drop his gun and wouldn't leave. The homeowner shot him in the chest.

South, 21, was dead when deputies and emergency services arrived. He was from Dayton, Ohio, the sheriff's office said.

Farther down the road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol was investigating the other death. Jaydon Boggs, 18, was found dead of a gunshot wound inside the crashed vehicle. He also was from Dayton.

Deputies asked anyone with information about the incidents to call the sheriff’s office at 937-393-1421.