Teacher found dead with multiple stab wounds in back, husband blames intruder in frantic, angry 911 call

An Ohio man placed a frantic call to 911 on Friday evening, claiming someone, a possible intruder, broke into his home and stabbed his wife, a school teacher, numerous times, killing her.

ABC5 reports that police responded to a call off of Blazing Drive in Strongsville at around 8 p.m. on Monday evening, where they found 49-year-old Melinda Pleskovic lying face down in her home with multiple stab wounds to her back. Authorities rushed her to the Southwest General Hospital, where medical professionals pronounced her dead.

“I think someone killed my wife,” Pleskovic’s husband, Bruce Plescovic, told a 911 operator before becoming irate, yelling that authorities “dropped the ball” after numerous alleged complaints of break-ins.

“It looks like she has stab wounds on her back. We’ve had people trying to break into our house all year…You people dropped the f***** ball. This whole city is getting fricken’ taken over.”

According to news release by the Strongsville Police Department, Bruce Plescovic contacted authorities the week prior and said someone tried to break into his back door.

Posted by Melinda Showman-Pleskovic on Monday, May 29, 2017


Strongsville PD said that so far, no one is considered a suspect, but the case is still under investigation as they piece together information and gather evidence.

The victim was a 6th grade teacher at for the Strongsville City Schools. Melinda Pleskovic is survived by a teen son, and a daughter who was in the process of getting married. Her future son-in-law, who also lived in the home, contacted 911 as well on the night in question.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is currently helping Strongsville PD in the case.

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