ISP identifies victims killed in Posey Co. double-homicide case

Authorities working homicide investigation after 2 bodies found in home
ISP identifies victims killed in Posey Co. double-homicide case
Published: Nov. 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 7, 2021 at 6:04 PM CST
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POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) - Indiana State Police detectives and Mount Vernon police are currently investigating two deaths.

Officials say it happened on the 700 block of Mulberry Street in Mount Vernon.

ISP says the death investigation has turned into a homicide after finding a husband and wife deceased inside the home.

According to ISP officials, a family member stopped by to check in on the couple at around 8:16 a.m. Saturday, and that’s when their bodies were discovered. State troopers say the family member then immediately called 911.

Officials say foul play is suspected.

On Sunday afternoon, ISP officials released that Posey County Coroner Bill Denning had identified the two people killed as 74-year-old John Hall and 74-year-old Elizabeth Hall of Mount Vernon. Troopers say both their deaths were ruled homicides.

State troopers say they are counting on information from the public to solve this case.

“We do want to reach out to the public and ask for help,” ISP Sgt. Todd Ringle said. “We need people to come forward and give us information. If they would happen to have been in the area last night and they saw something, it’s important to call 911, talk to the detectives and give them that information.”

ISP officials also encourage residents that every night before heading to bed to make sure their home is locked and secured.

This is an ongoing investigation and will be updated as more information comes.

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