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Toledo police trying different ways to stop domestic violence

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

This year, two children were killed, Elaina Steinfurth and Andrew Hassler.

Police say three young women were shot and killed at the hands of men in their lives, Kaitlin Gerber, Jordan Jones and Mariah Wells.

Although this years numbers are down more than 50% from last year, Police say just one life taken is one too many.

"A lot of these women I have talked to before. I have had face to faces with them. They've done the right things, they've gotten civil protection orders, they've changed their addresses, they've changed their phones," said Toledo Police Department Detective, Mary Jo Jaggers.

Detective Jaggers says sometimes leaving isn't that easy. Having a plan can be the difference between life and death.

"Make sure that you always have a bag packed, for you and your children. Maybe some money saved, know where you're going to go. Where he may not be able to find you right away," added Detective Jaggers.

Detective Jaggers has been at this job for seven years and she says the department is always thinking of new ways to help those abused and to hold those doing the hitting responsible. Even putting wanted domestic violence offenders on Facebook.

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