(MARTINSVILLE) – Two people died on New Year’s Day in what appeared to be a case of murder-suicide in Martinsville.
Martinsville Police Chief Matthew Long says 59-year-old Laura Crowley and 59-year-old Danny Kilgore Jr. were found shot to death inside their home. Crowley’s adult son discovered the bodies and called the police.
Police believe Kilgore killed Crowley before turning the gun on himself in their Shireman Estate home a housing addition off East Morgan Street northeast of the downtown area.
Kilgore was Crowley’s live-in boyfriend and Chief Long says during their investigation they learned Crowley had planned to end the couple’s relationship and believes that is the motive for the shooting.
Crowley, a New York native, earned a nursing degree from SUNY in 1981. She then returned to school and earned her law degree at IU School of Law in Indianapolis. Her specialty was medical negligence cases.