people found dead near Metamora
Wanda English Burnett
According to information from Sergeant Jerry Goodin with the Indiana
State Police, five people were found dead in Franklin County on
Sunday, September 25.
Police responded to a call after a Good Samaritan found a child
wondering around in the roadway near Stipps Hill Road near Laurel.
They called police and stayed with the child until authorities
could arrive to check out the situation.
What they found were the bodies of four people, two male and two
female, at an address on Stipps Road. They also found the body
of another male at another location on Stipps Road.
As of press time ISP Crime Scene Investigators, along with detectives
from the Indiana State Police Post at Versailles and officers
from the Franklin County Sheriffs Department were trying
to determine exactly what happened. They say it is unknown if
there was one or multiple shooters involved. It was also not known
if the shooter or shooters was among those deceased.
Autopsies were being performed on Monday, September 26 in Indianapolis.
In the meantime, police cautioned neighbors in that area to be
careful when answering their doors and to report any suspicious
activity immediately by calling 911.
If anyone knows anything about this crime, they are encouraged
to contact detectives at the Versailles Post at 689-5000. Callers
can remain anonymous.