Sisters killed in suspected double murder-suicide were Roncalli alumnae

INDIANAPOLIS – Two sisters who were found dead inside a home on Indianapolis' southeast side  the day after Thanksgiving were likely the victims of a double-murder suicide, according to police. 

Meredith Opel, 20, and Mallory Jackson, 27, were found dead inside the home in the 4500 block of Stone Mill drive around 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Police are investigating whether a man found dead in a different state from a suspected suicide is connected with their deaths. 

Police in Jonesboro, Arkansas say Darrell Jackson was found dead inside a vehicle on Friday. His death is being investigated in connection with the Indianapolis murders. 

Opel and Jackson are both alumni of Roncalli High School. Friends say Opel was in town for the Thanksgiving holiday from the University of Southern Indiana where she attends college. 

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Roncalli Principal Chuck Weisenbach said the girls' father, Doug Opel, was a former Assistant Football Coach and Athletic Director at Roncalli High School. 

"We are deeply saddened to have lost two members of our Roncalli family," said Weisenbach. "Mallory Opel, Class of 2009 and Meredith Opel, Class of 2015. The Opel Family spans generations of Roncalli alumni and have been long time members of our community on many levels. Our hearts are heavy and our prayers are with the family."

The deaths remain under investigation by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Departments. 

If you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS. 

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