Perry County Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

A man who killed his mother last night in Tell City took his own life following the murder.

Indiana State Police were dispatched to a home along Mason Drive near Tell City to assist the Perry County Sheriff’s Department with a death investigation.

Upon arrival at the scene, the investigation determined that 47-year-old Franklin Kirk had shot and killed his 64-year-old mother, Elaine Kirk at their residence. Police say Franklin Kirk then took his own life. The two had last been seen on June 1st. A handgun was recovered at the scene and the investigation is still ongoing.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Department and the Perry County Coroner’s Office all assisted at the scene.

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