Police investigate apparent murder-suicide near Valparaiso

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VALPARAISO, Ind. (May 10, 2015) — Authorities in northern Indiana are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of a wife and husband in their home.

The Times of Munster reports the Porter County Sheriff’s Department issued a news release Sunday saying deputies were called shortly before noon Saturday and found 38-year-old Glenn Ballor and 31-year-old Brianna Ballor dead in their home about five miles south of Valparaiso.

Police say an investigation indicates Glenn Ballor shot his wife with a shotgun and then used the shotgun to shoot himself. Police said a 2-year-old girl in the home at the time was not hurt. The child was placed in the custody of a relative.