IMPD: Two women found dead in south side home after murder-suicide Friday night
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Metro police say the two women found dead in a south side home, Friday, is the result of a murder-suicide.
IMPD officials say the suspected killer was found dead out of state. Metro police are working with officials from that jurisdiction to figure out the suspect’s relationship to the victims and a possible motive.
Just before 5:30 p.m., IMPD was called to the 4500 block of Stone Mill Drive following a 911 call from the father of one of the victims.
Investigators say the female victims, 27-year-old Mallory Jackson and 20-year-old Meredith Opel suffered some sort of trauma.
Sources say Mallory’s husband, Darrel Jackson is the suspected killer.
Metro Police have not released the killer’s name, but did say the killer left his car in the home’s back yard and fled the state to Arkansas.
Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas confirm they are investigating the apparent suicide of a man named Darrel Jackson, believed to be Mallory’s husband.
Jackson was found dead in a vehicle in a driveway of a residence on the north side of Jonesboro.
IMPD Sergeant Chris Wilburn said, “We are utilizing every asset that we can to try to understand exactly what happened.”
Both victims were graduates of Roncalli High School. In a statement released Saturday evening, Roncalli High School Principal, Chuck Weisenbach stated, “Our hearts and prayers are with the girls’ family at this difficult time.”
Police believe this was an isolated incident, but are asking for the public to call IMPD if they have any information.