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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