YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County Coroner has identified the two people killed in a suspected murder-suicide in Youngstown.
The coroner says Philip Worley, 19, and Xavier Cozza, 20, were both found last Thursday with gunshot wounds inside a house in the 1600 block of Everett Ave.
Youngstown police confirmed that a family member discovered the bodies and called police. According to a 911 call, that caller told dispatchers that the man shot his girlfriend, who was pregnant, and himself.
Police have released few details on the shooting, which remains under investigation.
Jami Cozza, Xavier Cozza’s aunt, released a statement on Tuesday.
“Xavier was a clown that loved to make everyone laugh. She was such a caring young woman. She didn’t judge and gave everyone a chance,” the statement read.
Jami Cozza added that Xavier was leaving a “bad relationship” when she was killed.
“She died trying to make a better life for herself and her unborn child. She deserved so much more than what life gave her. It’s so unfair,” she said. “Our family is mourning the loss of a daughter, a sister, a cousin, an aunt, a granddaughter and a kind soul. She was so much more than the way her life ended.”