Lafayette art teacher found dead after neighbors report gunshots

Photo of Kristi Redmon provided by her family.

Photo of Kristi Redmon provided by her family.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An elementary school art teacher with Lafayette School Corporation was found dead Wednesday night.

According to the Lafayette Police Department, officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Hedgewood Drive and Ridgeway Avenue before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Witnesses directed police toward a home in the 1300 block of Ridgeway and said that’s where they believed the shots came from.

4 Fast Facts

  • Woman found dead Wednesday night in Lafayette
  •  Neighbors reported hearing gunshots
  • Police found elementary art school teacher dead
  • Circumstances surrounding her death are under investigation

Investigators found a body on the property; the victim was identified as 52-year-old Kristi Redmon. Redmon was an elementary school art teacher who’d been with the school district since 1996.

Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent Les Huddle released a statement saying Redmon has been with the district for 20 years and expressing condolences to her family:

The Lafayette School Corporation is saddened to learn of the passing of Kristi Redmon.  Kristi was an elementary art teacher with the Lafayette School Corporation for the past 20 years.  Ms. Redmon worked at Edgelea Elementary and Miami Elementary.

Staff and students were informed this morning.  Additional counselors have been assigned to Edgelea and Miami for the next couple to days to assist students and staff in dealing with the loss.

The Lafayette School Corporation sends out its condolences to Ms. Redmon’s family.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding Redmon’s death. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

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