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Two found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide on the east side of Indianapolis.

Investigators were called to the 1800 block of North Priscilla Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night after a family member found the bodies of a husband and wife.

Detectives are still investigating what happened and possibly led up to the incident inside the home. They have yet to release the identities of the couple.

Friends who spoke to Fox59 News off camera said the couple had two children together, and police said there appear to be other children from previous relationships.

“There were not kids at home at the time of the incident,” said IMPD Public Information Officer Kendale Adams. “The kids, I understand, were at a daycare facility.”

Adams said those children are too young to know what took place. Family members who showed up at the scene were working with investigators to piece together what happened. They also spoke to members of the victim’s assistance team and the chaplain about the tough decisions that follow.

“Trying to negotiate where the children will go, who the children will stay with,” officer Adams said, “make sure that the family is well notified about the incident. That’s kind of the role that you see here. We want to make sure that the family is comfortable about what’s going on.”

Adams said it was too early to say whether officers have previously responded to the home. A family friend told Fox59 that the couple may have separated prior to the incident.

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23 Comments to “Two found dead in apparent murder-suicide”

    sick of tolerance. said:
    February 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    I love happy endings.

      JMann said:
      February 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

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      CDay said:
      February 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM

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      misstee said:
      February 21, 2013 at 9:14 AM

      that was dumb and mean

    suzy said:
    February 20, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    yea your an Idiot!!!

    L. Price said:
    February 21, 2013 at 4:50 AM

    The female victim was my family. We’re grieving enough. Your mindless and rude comments are not necessary. How would you feel if you lost a loved one and a dumb ass such as yourself commented as you did?

      K-anne said:
      February 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM

      So sorry for u n ur fam's loss! I hope you can get some kind of answer to help you heal. I am so glad the kids werent there, & I'll say a prayer for u all! Dont even acknoledge the idiots who post rude comments. They are punks & fools!

    K. Crow said:
    February 21, 2013 at 4:59 AM

    L. Price, my deepest sympathies for you and your families loss.

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      Luke said:
      February 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM

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      February 21, 2013 at 8:45 AM

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    February 21, 2013 at 6:28 AM

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    Guest said:
    February 21, 2013 at 7:48 AM

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    Mariah said:
    February 21, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Wow to crazy how people are fighting over little things and my little cousin just lost her Mother. That's a title no one could ever fulfill for her. I love you Brandi.

    ClanSmokeJaguar said:
    February 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM

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      K-anne said:
      February 21, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      I'm so lost…..

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        February 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

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    avagram said:
    February 21, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    What a terrible tragedy for everyone involved. It seems like a very selfish act by someone – leaving the family to fend for itself and having to one day explain to the chldren. Prayers to those who are left grieving with many difficult decisions ahead –

    StarlettMiller said:
    February 21, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    In Marion County (Indianapolis) this year..
    21 homicides
    0 yellow
    1 brown
    5 white
    15 black

      K-anne said:
      February 21, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      Where did u get ur info from?

      'Thor' said:
      February 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      StarlettMiller, good to see you over here. I hope all is well with you.

    miss t said:
    February 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    So Sad just seen her 3 weeks ago in the mail going ham for the kids. Her world that's all she talked about! My prayers are with the children.

      miss t said:
      February 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      Mall typo

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