Waynesville crime scene cleared, no arrests yet

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WAYNESVILLE – The investigation continues into a quadruple slaying in Bartholomew County, although investigators haven’t made any arrests as of Wednesday morning.

According to Bartholomew County Sheriff Mark Gorbett, the crime scene around the home was cleared around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

During a Tuesday afternoon briefing, investigators revealed additional details about the killings, saying all four victims were shot in the head. The male victims were shot multiple times in the upper body while the female victim was shot and stabbed.

Gorbett characterized the killings as “drug-related,” and said investigators found methamphetamine inside the home.

Killed were Kathy Burton, 53, her boyfriend Thomas Smith, 39, Aaron Cross, 41, and Shawn Burton, 41.

Gorbett called the killings “very violent and brutal.” He said investigators have interviewed two persons of interest, but no arrests had yet been made.

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