Officials: Suspect named in Waynesville slayings

Sallee was in jail on other charges days later

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. - The Bartholomew County Coroner said a person of interest in the Waynesville quadruple homicide case was in a "secure environment."

Samuel Sallee, 55, has been behind bars since May 13 and is the only suspect in the homicide, Sheriff Mark Gorbett said.

Gorbett said Sallee was arrested and put behind bars in Brown County in connection with other charges from another case.

Coroner Larry Fisher said the residents of Waynesville should not be concerned that a suspect is still at large.

Charges have not yet been filed by the Bartholomew County Prosecutor.

Katheryn Burton, Thomas Smith, Aaron Cross and Shawn Burton were found fatally shot in a Waynesville home May 11.

After the autopsies were completed, Fisher said the victims died in a "very violent and brutal attack." 

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