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An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser blocks the scene of what police are investigating as a triple murder-suicide in Ryerson Township, Ont., on Feb. 25, 2018.

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Ontario provincial police say post mortems confirm that three people who were found dead in a Ryerson Township home last Friday, and the man suspected of killing them, all died from gunshot wounds.

The bodies of Ulla Theoret, 55, Paul Theoret, 28 and Raija Turunen, 88 were found at their rural home about 300 kilometres north of Toronto along with the suspected shooter, 58-year-old Mark Jones.

Police had earlier said they found a handgun and a long gun in the Theorets' house but have not yet indicated why they were killed.

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Thomas Theoret, who lost his mother, brother and grandmother, said Monday that his loved ones were killed by a neighbour who had been "stalking" his parent.

Theoret said Jones and his mother had known each other for a while before their relationship soured.

Theoret said one of his other brothers, who lives in another Ontario community, eventually told Jones to leave the family alone.

"My mom didn't really date (Jones) but I think they were just friends for a couple months," he told The Canadian Press. "Then he started acting kind of strange and kind of stalking her."

The bodies of Theoret's family members and Jones were found by a friend who stopped by the home for a pre-arranged visit around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, police have said, noting that the deaths took place sometime between Wednesday evening and the time of the discovery.

A man killed three members of one family before taking his own life in a central Ontario home, provincial police said on Sunday. The OPP said the man was not related to the victims, but all four lived in the rural community of Ryerson Township. The Canadian Press
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