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Police Investigating Double Murder In Salem
Updated August 20, 2016 1:42 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(SALEM) - Indiana State Police, Salem City Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office are investigating a double murder in Salem.

This morning around 12:45 a.m., a 911 call came into the Washington County/Salem City Dispatch of two unresponsive people in a hoe at 304 Small Street in Salem.

Officers rushed to the scene and found the two unresponsive victims. Officers immediately called for emergency medical services who responded and transported both victims to the St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem, where they were pronounced dead.

The victims are, 37-year-old Valerie E. Dicus and 36-year-old Joseph R. Hobson. Both lived in the home.

Investigators believe foul play is involved and the cause of death will not be determined until autopsies are completed at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville, KY. Those autopsies are scheduled to take place today.

The Salem City Police Department requested assistance from Indiana State Police Detectives and Indiana State Police Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene.

Indiana State Police Detectives are requesting the public's assistance. Anyone with information related to this crime are asked to call 1-800-872-6743 or outside of Indiana at 812-246-5424. Callers can remain anonymous.

The Washington County Prosecutor and the Washington County Coroner are assisting in the investigation.



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