Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

February 26, 2014

Police: Man, son dead from apparent murder-suicide

Greensburg — Police in southeastern Indiana on Wednesday were trying to piece together the final hours of a man who apparently shot and killed his 14-year-old son and then himself.

Gregory Hall, 44, and his son Tyler Hall were found dead in a car in a Greensburg park late Tuesday, police Detective Bill Meyerrose said. Police found a handgun in the vehicle, and they suspect the two died in a murder-suicide.

Greensburg is a rural city of about 11,000 people about 40 miles southeast of Indianapolis.

Meyerrose told the Greensburg Daily News that Hall, who lives in Rushville, picked up his son after school Tuesday, as he usually does. The boy's mother, Amy Stainbrook, lives in Greensburg and he was a student at Greensburg Junior High School.

Rush County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Terry Drake said his department in Rushville, north of Greensburg, was contacted at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Family members told authorities that they were unable to reach Hall, whom they suspected might be suicidal.

Drake said deputies tracked Hall to Greensburg via his cellphone.

Officials were in the process of creating an Amber Alert, but the bodies were found before an alert was issued.

An autopsy was planned for Wednesday.

Greensburg Community Schools Resource Officer Bruce Copple said teachers and administrators were briefed about the situation before classes started Wednesday, and that extra counselors were brought in to help students and teachers.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
Breaking News
Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller