MONROE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – The Monroe County Coroner said the two people who were found dead in a house fire on Thursday were shot to death. The woman’s death was ruled a suicide and the teen’s death was ruled a homicide, according to the coroner.
Firefighters were called around 8:30 a.m. Thursday after neighbors saw smoke coming from a home in the 7300 block of North Red Hill Road near Ellettsville.
Neighbors told WISH-TV they heard loud pops, what they thought were gunshots, before they saw the smoke billowing from the home.
The bodies of Parker Gilliland-Wampler, 15, and Carla Gilliland, 46, were found in a bedroom in the home. A gun was found nearby.
The coroner said both died from a single gunshot wound. Parker’s death was ruled a homicide and Carla’s death was ruled a suicide, according to the coroner.
Neighbors said that Carla was Parker’s mother. They told WISH-TV they’re concerned about the family, saying the son was just about to start high school.
“Her son was a star student, awesome basketball player,” said one neighbor. “This will really hurt a lot of people in Ellettsville.”
Police said there are no suspects in this case.