Cumberland man calls police to admit killing wife, police say
Woman found dead with head trauma
Last Updated: 240 days ago
CUMBERLAND, Ind. - A Cumberland man has been arrested after he admitted to police that he killed his wife, authorities said.
Chun Shin, 68, called Cumberland police just before 11 a.m. Saturday and then sought out an officer at a gas station at 10th Steet and Mitthoeffer Road.
Police initially had difficulty understanding Shin because he speaks only Korean, but investigators eventually learned that Shin admitted to killing his wife in the couple's home in the 900 block of Washington Cove Lane.
When police went to the home, they found Shin's wife of two years, Youngsook Shin, 57, suffering from severe head injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said they believe the woman was beaten to death with a candlestick holder.
"He had been involved in a domestic issue that escalated," said Cumberland Police Chief Mike Crooke.
Shin confessed again to killing his wife once he was brought to the police station, investigators said.
Neighbors said the two Korean natives spoke very little English but always appeared friendly, often walking together around the neighborhood.
Shin, who was treated for self-inflicted cuts to his wrists, was being held without bond Sunday.
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