Friends shed light on life of double murder victims

Friends shed light on life of double murder victims

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - We are continuing to follow the killing of two people overnight in Evansville.

Police rushed to a house on East Maryland, near Heidelbach Avenue, just before 10:30 p.m. We are told the call came in as a "shots fired" run.

Officers found two victims inside the home. They were later identified as 29-year-old Dewone Broomfield and 28-year-old Mary Woodruff.

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Donna Swango is a friend of the victims. She tells us the two were a couple and living in the home where they were murdered. Swango says Woodruff had a daughter and Broomfield had two children, none of which were living in the home at the time.

"We just connected, and we were really good friends. She was like a sister to me. We could tell each other everything. We loved each other to death. She was always smiling. She was a really good friend," says Swango.

Swango says she was close with Woodruff after she lived with her for a time. Swango says Mary was a hard worker and loved spending time with her family.

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"I never thought anything like this would happen to them. It's just, it's just shocking. I found out through a friend of mine when I was getting ready for work. She called and asked if it really happened that way. And I said what are you talking about. I turned on the news. She was a very, very, very good person, and I loved her to death," says Swango.

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