Friday, June 7, 2013
"EVANSVILLE, IN — Evansville police announced Thursday that the man who is believed to have killed himself inside an East Side apartment last month was the subject of an open child molesting case just before the deaths.
"According to a department news release, investigators had spoken to about the case about a week before authorities believe 65-year-old Thomas Zinni and Holly Usrey, 56, died. Zinni is suspected of killing Usrey before committing suicide. After an autopsy Wednesday, Vanderbrugh County Coroner Annie Groves estimated that the couple died on May 20. Their bodies were discovered on Monday inside their apartment, which is located in the 4900 block of Lanepe Lane.
"Details of the child molesting case against Zinni were not disclosed in the news release except that detectives were preparing a case file to get a warrant.
"In the autopsy report released Wednesday, Grove’s office concluded that Usrey died of blunt force trauma to the head and listed her cause of death as a homicide. Zinni died of a self-inflicted wound, according to Groves."