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Deaths of 3 at Greene County home ruled double-homicide, suicide

Posted: 5:50 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-21 17:50:55-04
Deaths of 3 at Greene County home ruled double-homicide, suicide

HENDRICKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve determined that a 71-year-old man shot and killed his wife of 52 years and a caregiver before fatally shooting himself at a southwestern Indiana home.

An update on the investigation was released Thursday by Greene County Coroner George Ockerman.

READ | 2 women, 1 man found dead in Greene Co. double murder-suicide

Police earlier said the bodies of Lawrence T. Burks, his 73-year-old wife Peggy J. Burks, and 58-year-old Debra K. Floyd were found Tuesday in the Green County home along State Route 43 about 1½ miles (2.4 kilometers) south of Hendricksville.  Investigators suspected it was a double murder and suicide .

Court records show Peggy Burks filed a petition for divorce on Aug. 21, and her husband countered by filing against her the next day. She sought a protective order, saying she feared for her safety.

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