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Money Could Be Motive In Zionsville Murders
Updated February 18, 2016 11:28 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(ZIONSVILLE) - The prime suspect in the deaths of a woman and young child found inside a Boone County home is shot himself in Indianapolis Hotel.

Boone County authorities say Katherine Janet Giehll and her 4-year-old son Raymond Peter Giehll IV, were found dead shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday at a Zionsville home in the 6800 block of Old Hunt Club Road.

Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen says it was Katherine's 31st birthday.

Police tracked Wabash College employee Lucius Oliver Hamilton III to a downtown Indianapolis hotel room Wednesday afternoon. The 61-year-old was later found dead inside that hotel room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Hamilton was Katherine Giehll's uncle. Investigators believe that the motive for the killings is connected to a long-simmering dispute over a family trust, with millions of dollars involved.

Classes at Wabash College were canceled in the wake of the initial crime and the campus was temporarily placed on lockdown.

By the time armored police vehicles left Hamilton's house, police had already tracked the accused killer to the Hilton downtown, where officers say he killed himself.

Hamilton lived in horse country, was active in a local hunt and riding club and was on staff at Wabash College.

Before he was traced to the downtown hotel, police had his family's old horse farm under surveillance, right behind Harlow's property.

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