Category Archives: Suicide

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Wounded – Man (Indianapolis, IN)


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a murder attempted suicide on Indianapolis’ south side Tuesday afternoon.

IMPD officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of South Madison Avenue on the report of a person shot just after 3 p.m. When officers arrived they found a 89-year-old man with suspected gunshot wound to the head. EMS personnel were notified and pronounced the subject deceased. In close proximity a second victim, 71, was located also suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the face.

It appeared the two men may have orchestrated the crime together. A suicide note was found at the scene.

“We don’t know who wrote the note but it does appear both of the individuals were corroborating with each other and planned the whole thing,” said Officer Christoper Wilburn of IMPD. “The individual left behind notes in the effect of the pain and suffering they wanted to end. They wanted to do it in a very public place.”


Double Murder/Suicide – Dead – Ricky Junior Toney (Louisburg, NC)

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A preliminary autopsy report suggests that Ricky Junior Toney, one of the suspects in a Dec. 31 double homicide in Franklin County, died of a self-inflicted wound, according to Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams.

Toney, 34, and his brother, Joey Lamont Kearney, 16, both of Franklin County, led law enforcement officers on a manhunt that covered areas of Franklin and Vance counties before ending in southwestern Warren County.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on West River Road in Franklinton at 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 31 to the scene of what was believed to be a domestic dispute. According to the sheriff office’s report, there was no answer at the door when deputies arrived. Deputies were able to enter the residence through an unsecured door and found broken glass on the bedroom floor, blood pooling at the base of the bathroom door, and a mirror in the bathroom that appeared to have been shattered by a gunshot.

According to the report, the bodies of a woman and her teenage daughter were found in the bathroom. They later were identified as Akesia Michelle Toney, 37, Ricky Junior Toney’s estranged wife, and Brianna Nicole Jones, 16.

Deputies say the teen helped Toney killed his 37-year-old estranged wife and her 16-year-old daughter at their home in Louisburg early Tuesday morning. The chase started several hours later when Vance County deputies say they spotted Toney in his dead wife’s car.—Deputies–Man-fatally-shot-after-killing-2

Mass Shooting – Dead – Ramon Miranda (Fontana, CA)


Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children with multiple gunshot wounds, inside a Fontana, Calif. home after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police obtained a search warrant overnight and are continuing the investigation Tuesday morning at the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue. Authorities received a call from a 16-year-old boy who said his family members had been injured or possibly killed in the house, according to Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof.

“We located four bodies, two children, a female about 12 years old, a male about 10 years old, a female victim adult 35 to 40 (years old) and a male about the same age,” Imhof said. “It appears as though they all lived there.”

The victims were identified as 38 year-old Ramon Miranda, 34 year-old Silvia Miranda, 10 year-old Rayna Miranda, and 12 year-old Ramon Miranda Jr., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Silvia, Rayna and Ramon Jr. suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The man, Ramon Miranda, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fontana police officers were called to the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue, where they discovered the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their son Ramon Jr., 12, and daughter Rayna, 10, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.

Boy, 16, finds bullet-riddled bodies of his mother and two siblings after ‘stepfather gunned them down in grisly murder-suicide’
Bodies found in blood-smeared home late Monday in Fontana, California
Stepfather Ramon Miranda, 38, apparently shot and killed 34-year-old Silvia Miranda and her children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old Rayna
They were discovered by Silvia Miranda’s son, 16, who had gone to check on the family after he’d been unable to contact them
Neighbors reported hearing arguing before family was found dead

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Michael Dylan Brentlinger (Carson City, NV)

Michael Dylan Brentlinger

The identities of the people shot on Saturday morning in Carson City have been released, and the man who shot them is dead.

Guy Perry, 52, died from gunshot wounds to the upper body. His daughter Cassandra, 19, was shot in the head but is expected to fully recover.

The man who shot the Perrys on Saturday morning killed himself after being cornered by Reno Police on Monday afternoon.

Michael Dylan Brentlinger, 22, was the subject of a three-county manhunt after he was seen leaving the scene of the shooting around 6 a.m. Saturday.

ccording to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Brentlinger broke into a home on Carmine at about 6 a.m. and confronted Cassandra.

Brentlinger, 22, was seen fleeing the 2800 block of Carmine Street in a white 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier with Nevada license plate 948XAT on Saturday, Furlong said. Reno Police Department officers identified him ater 1 p.m. Monday and cornered him on the tennis courts at Manzanita Park, Furlong said.

“He displayed a gun, and they tried to talk him down,” Furlong said. “That failed.”

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Michael Penrose (Parke County, IL)


DANVILLE — Investigations into the death of an area woman continue after her body was found in her home late Sunday evening.

The Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department was called just before 9 p.m. Sunday to the home of Jamie L. Sternberger, 40, along Greenwood Cemetery Road.

Capt. Rod Kaag, chief investigator for the sheriff’s department, said Sternberger was found dead inside the residence with initial indications of gunshot wounds.

ANVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Authorities in east central Illinois say a man found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Parke County, Indiana, was a suspect in the murder of a 40-year-old Illinois woman.

The woman, Jamie L. Sternberger, was found fatally shot Sunday in her mobile home near Danville. Her vehicle was found Sunday in Indiana at an undisclosed spot where 43-year-old Michael Penrose is believed to have committed suicide.

Chief Deputy Bill Todd of the Parke County, Indiana, sheriff’s office says Penrose may have been living with Sternberger for about six months at her home outside of Danville where her body was found.

Capt. Rod Kaag of the Vermilion County sheriff’s department tells The (Champaign) News-Gazette ( ) investigators consider Penrose the only suspect in the murder.

However, Chief Deputy Bill Todd with the Parke County, Ind., Sheriff’s Office said his department is working through its official identification confirmation process, but they believe that it was the body of Michael Penrose, 43, that was found at 5:38 p.m. Sunday at an undisclosed location in Parke County, Ind.

Todd said they believe Mr. Penrose was the victim of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. He said they have linked Mr. Penrose to a rural address near Rockville, Ind., but believe he had been living temporarily with Ms. Sternberger for the last six months at her mobile home.

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Dean Hamilton (Marion, FL)


Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives confirmed Tuesday that the couple found dead inside a Dunnellon-area home on Sunday were the victims of a murder/suicide and that the woman had been shot multiple times.

Latalia Robinson, 32, was shot with a Taurus .40-caliber handgun that belonged to her husband, Dean Hamilton, according to the man’s friend.

The friend also told detectives Mark Peavy and Felix Rodriguez that the 33-year-old Hamilton, the woman’s estranged husband, usually kept the firearm in his vehicle. He later turned the gun on himself, officials said.

The woman was discovered in the bed, while her husband was found close by.

Three children — a boy and two girls, ages 11, 8 and 7 — discovered the bodies inside the bedroom. The kids have been referred to counseling, authorities said.

Officials said the boy was from a previous relationship and was Robinson’s son. Her two daughters were with Hamilton, officials said. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School.

“This is a clear-cut case of domestic violence that ended tragically, and now three children are without their mother and father,” said Maj. Tommy Bibb, head of the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit.

Court records show one of them filed fordivorce on November 26, 2013. Robinson was a biology teacher at West Port High School in Ocala. According to her Facebook page she started working here this year.

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Jason Hampton (Simi Valley, CA)

Jason Hampton

A 42-year-old Simi Valley man shot and killed his wife before turning the gun on himself this weekend, police said Tuesday.

The couple’s four children were home at the time of the shooting, but were unharmed, police said.

Investigators said Jason Hampton killed his wife, 30-year-old April Evert-Hampton, in their home at 2440 E. Woodrow Ave. Saturday afternoon before shooting himself with a handgun.

Evert-Hampton was declared dead at the scene shortly after police arrived at just before 2 p.m. Jason Hampton was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, and later died from his injuries.

April Everts-Hampton, 30, and Jason Hampton, 42, were found in a home in a cul-de-sac in the 2400 block of Woodrow Avenue at about 1:40 p.m. Saturday.

During the investigation, it was determined that four children were living at the residence. Livingstone said detectives at the scene believe the children were not in the home when the shootings occurred.

On December 28 at 1:38 PM, Simi Valley Police Department Officers responded to an “unknown trouble” call at 2440 E. Woodrow Ave. Upon arriving, officers discovered a male and female adult inside the residence with gunshot wounds. The female was deceased and the male was gravely wounded with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The male was transported to an area hospital where he subsequently died as a result of his wounds. A handgun was recovered at the scene. There were four children residing at the location that were unharmed and are presently under the supervision of a case worker from Ventura County Child Protective Services pending the identification and notification of family members. The Police Department would like to commend and thank those area residents who willingly provided shelter and assistance to the four children while waiting for the arrival of Child Protective Services.

Update 12/31/13, 1445: The two decedents, Jason Hampton, 42 years and April Everts-Hampton, 30 years were married. During the subsequent investigation, a determination was made that Jason was responsible for April’s death and then killed himself. Detectives have still not established a motive for this tragic crime.