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Murder Suicide Still Under Investigation

Last updated on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) - Monroe County officers continue to investigate a shooting that left two people dead in an apparent murder-suicide Monday morning.

Police believe at this point that 42-year-old William "Randy" Roudebush shot and killed his longtime girlfriend 48-year-old Kelly Emerick in the master bedroom of the home they shared at 3221 Reba Court, just southwest of Bloomington.

Bloomington Police George Connely, who served on the rescue dive team with Roudebush, discovered the bodies after a 911 call at 6 a.m. requesting a welfare check on the couple. When Connely arrived he discovered the bodies and reported both had died from gun shot wounds.

Emerick was a paramedic supervisor at IU Health Emergency Medical Transport Service based in Bloomington, where Roudebush worked part time supervising paramedics.

Roudebush was a captain at the Perry-Clear Creek Fire Department, where he was a volunteer for several years before landing a full-time position in 2000. He was also employed the past several years as a part-time firefighter for the Ellettsville Fire Department and at the White River Township Fire Department in Johnson County. He was trained as a paramedic.

According to the Herald Times, in 2011, Roudebush and two other Perry-Clear Creek firefighters were named Monroe County's Firefighters of the Year for their efforts in saving a man who had fallen through the ice on Lake Monroe.

Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer, who had known Emerick and Roudebush nine years, says an autopsy was performed on Emerick Monday and Dr. Roland Kohr is scheduled to do an autopsy on Roudebush today.

Monroe County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Mike Pershing says Emerick's daughter was not home when the incident happened.

Pershing says the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide and he is awaiting the results from the autopsy and that the incident is still under investigation.

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