Police: Couple Killed In Murder-Suicide

Friend Finds Bodies

A man and a woman who were found dead in a home on Indianapolis' north side apparently died in a murder-suicide, police said Friday.

The bodies of Maurice Smith, 31, and Nickina Cornett, 26, were found in the 3000 block of North Harding Street late Thursday evening.

Indianapolis police said they received a call at about 10:40 p.m. from a man who said he want to check on a friend at the home and found the bodies.

Lt. Jeff Duhamell said Friday afternoon that Cornett had been shot multiple times, but that Smith had no visible signs of trauma to his body.

Police, who found bullet casings throughout the house, initially thought Cornett and Smith were killed by someone else.

Duhamell said investigators are waiting on toxicology reports to come back on Smith.

The deaths likely happened on Wednesday, police said.

Friends of the victims were shaken by the deaths.

"Every day you wake up and watch the news and someone else is gone," said Karen Mitchell. "It's senseless, gun violence, guns."