Friday’s deaths of a Monterey couple in their home have been ruled a murder-suicide. Starke County Coroner Dannie Hoffer tells WKVI News Clifford Foster, 53, shot his wife, Lynn, age 52, in the head with a pistol before turning a shotgun on himself.
Detectives and officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the deaths of two Monterey residents.
According to Starke County Sheriff Bill Dulin, a caller notified police around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17 that there was a cause for concern when a co-worker did not check in for work that day. The responding officer arrived at the home and talked to a family member who told the officer that two people were deceased inside the residence. The responding officer entered victim’s residence at 8893 S. Elm Street in Monterey where two people were found dead.
Troopers from the Indiana State Police will be taking over the investigation of a shooting incident Thursday afternoon that started in North Judson and ended in La Porte County.
According to police, at about 4:05 p.m., a North Judson police officer recognized the driver of a vehicle who was wanted on a warrant. The officer conducted a traffic stop on State Road 10 by the CVS Pharmacy where the driver allegedly gave the officer false information. Police say the driver then fled from the scene.