HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A Brownsburg woman was found dead in her home Saturday afternoon. Police are calling it a homicide, but they say they’re not looking for any suspects and neighbors should not feel threatened. Officials believe the incident only involved the two people living in the home.
It happened on the 10200 block of Homestead Drive in Brownsburg. Police were called out just after noon.
Todd and Cindy Brown live a few houses down. Their neighbors are more than just neighbors, they’re friends.
“I’m heartbroken. That’s all I can say is heartbroken,” said Cindy.
Authorities arrived on the scene to find 52-year old Lora Edwards dead and a male suffering from at least two gun shot wounds. Police didn’t want to identify him but did say he lived in the home,
“I’m just in shock. I just can’t believe this,” said Cindy. Todd added, “Neither can I. They’re a sweet couple. They’re genuine. He had a military background.”
Police stopped short of calling the man a suspect, but they did say only he and Edwards were inside the home and that she didn’t just die, she was killed. The news causes confusion for the Browns, who say the man coordinated the neighborhood crime watch.
“If the neighborhood was safe, it was because of his leadership,” Todd continued, “You couldn’t have a better neighbor. (I) felt safe with them around and just gentle and warm people.”
Police were tipped off around noon on Saturday when they received a call from family members. They were concerned because even though both cars were in the garage, nobody was answering their calls.
When authorities arrived on the scene, they found Edwards dead. Initially, they thought of a gun shot wound, but later determined that wasn’t the case. An autopsy should reveal an exact cause.
“We are just floored and dismayed. It just won’t compute, I don’t think for awhile, because the dust hasn’t settled,” said Todd.
The male was rushed to Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital. Police say he is in “critical, grave” condition.