The four Waynesville, Indiana murder victims (clockwise from top left): Katheryn Burton, Shawn Burton, Aaron Cross, and Thomas Smith.
Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office
(Waynesville, Ind.) - Police in Bartholomew County, Indiana are investigating a quadruple homicide.
Sheriff Mark Gorbett says homeowner Katheryn Burton, 53; her husband Thomas Smith, 39; Aaron Cross, 41; and Shawn Burton, 41, were all shot to death in a home on the 2600 block of E. Main Cross Street in Waynesville, Indiana, which is located less than 10 miles south of Columbus.
Police said Katheryn Burton and Smith both lived in the home. Katheryn Burton and Shawn Burton were not related.
The four victims were found by Katheryn Burton's 27-year-old son when he came home from work Saturday evening. A 911 call was made at about 10:39 p.m.
Detectives remained at the home processing evidence all day Sunday.
“We have investigators from several agencies following up on all leads at this time,” Sheriff Gorbett said. “We’ve been working around the clock and will continue to do so until we can bring those responsible to justice.”
As of Monday morning, police had no suspects in custody. Investigators have not released a possible motive in the killings.
Rennie Haeseley told reporters that Smith, her nephew, was one of the victims.
“I am just in shock. They have to have an idea of who did this. I don’t wish any harm on anybody but I do hope they find out who it is,” she said.
Brandon Pickett is a neighbor of the home where the gruesome discovery was made. He said he feels both mad and sad about the murders.
“If you can’t feel safe at home, where do you feel safe at?” Picket said.