MARTINSVILLE, Ind. – Authorities in Martinsville say two people died on New Year’s Day in what appeared to be a case of murder-suicide.
Martinsville police said 59-year-old Laura Crowley and 59-year-old Danny Kilgore Jr. were found shot to death inside their home. Crowley’s adult son discovered the bodies.
The investigation began at the home in the Shireman Estates neighborhood. Police believe Kilgore killed Crowley before turning the gun on himself.
Kilgore was Crowley’s live-in boyfriend, police said. Crowley’s son contacted authorities after finding the bodies.
Crowley worked as a partner at a law firm in Indianapolis.
Martinsville Police Chief Matthew Long told CBS4 that Crowley “planned to terminate” the couple’s relationship and cited that as the likely motive. Long said several people close to Crowley revealed that information to investigators.
A search of court records did not reveal any previous history of domestic violence between the victim and suspect.
Crowley’s coworkers declined to comment on the case, but the law firm’s website included the following details about Crowley:
Attorney Laura R. Crowley is a native New Yorker who received a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree from SUNY in 1981. After moving to Indiana, Attorney, Crowley returned to school and was awarded her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis in December 1999. She has handled Medical Negligence cases for over 14 years. Her nursing experience, which includes Emergency Room and Operating Room, play a key role in her evaluation and work up of cases.
Attorney Crowley is a sustaining member of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and has served as a member of the faculty in Continuing Legal Education through that organization. She is a member of both national professional organizations, which include the American Association for Justice and the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, as well as the local Indianapolis Bar Association. Her litigation experience includes more than one dozen jury trials, several as first chair. She has drafted numerous Appellate briefs and has argued before the Indiana Supreme Court.
Attorney Crowley currently serves as Vice President on the Board of the St. Thomas More Free Clinic which provides free medical care to the uninsured and under insured residents of Morgan County. She enjoys teaching and working with law students and High School Students and has volunteered as judge for Client Counseling, Moot Court and the National High School Mock Trial Championship in May 2013.