DELTA TOWNSHIP, MI – The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the murder-suicide incident that took place at a Delta Township home claiming the lives of 3-year-old Anson Zwick and his 5-year-old sister Vivian Zwick. Their father, Joseph Lechleitner, 47-years-old shot both children then took his own life.
Joseph Lechleitner lived in the Shingleton area of the Upper Peninsula.
Around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, deputies were alerted to an address on Old River Trail in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located Joseph Lechleitner who was deceased. Deputies also located the two children, Aason and Vivian, who were suffering from gun shots wounds. Vivian was found to also be deceased. Anson was alive and deputies quickly started to render aid. He was rushed to the hospital by Delta EMS and was listed in critical condition until he died last night, Wednesday April 14th, 2021.
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ted Johnson at (517) 323-8492.