UPDATE | Investigators say mother killed son before setting house fire in Monroe Co.

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ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (July 11, 2014) – A fire in Monroe County was a case of murder-suicide, the coroner ruled Friday.

Monroe County Nicole Meyer identified the deceased as 15-year-old Parker Gilliland-Wampler. The autopsy showed he died from a single gunshot wound and ruled his death a homicide. His mother, 46-year-old Carla Gilliland, was also killed. The coroner said she died from a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators believe Gilliland shot her son before setting the house on fire.

Authorities continue to investigate the case.

 

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