Tuesday, June 25, 2013
"LAWRENCE, IN — Lawrence police were investigating a murder/suicide at the Salem Courthouse Apartments Tuesday morning.
"Police received a call for help shortly after 4:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the call came from inside the apartment and most likely came from one of the children.
"A short time later, medics were called to the scene on a report of an injured person.
"Investigators at the scene confirm two people, a husband and wife are dead. They are Jeff and Shelley Nelson, 31.
"The woman was found dead inside one of the apartments
"The man was found dead in a nearby wooded area of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police say husband was the apartment complex's maintenance man.
"Two teens, both 15, suffered head injuries in the incident and police say are doing OK.
"They were taken to Community North Hospital.
"Three younger children, ages 5, 8, and 8, are being cared for by Child Protective Services personnel."