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Police: Woman shot parents, self

January 9, 2019

MICHIGAN CITY — A Michigan City woman killed her parents and later turned the gun on herself in a home on the southeast side, according to Michigan City Police.

The deceased, who were found Monday, have been identified as 71-year-old Barbara Evans; her 73-year-old husband Walter Evans; and their daughter, Tammy Evans, 48.

Police, the Michigan City Fire Department and La Porte County EMS went to a home in the 6800 block of North Meer Road at 1:57 p.m. Monday, according to police statements. They responded after receiving “a frantic 911 call from a distraught relative of the family residing at the residence,” police said.

Inside the home, located in a rural area just east of Michigan City Municipal Airport, they found three people dead from gunshot wounds. The La Porte County Coroner’s Office was then called to the scene.

Police also found a handgun, spent bullet casings and a handwritten note inside the home, and determined that Tammy Evans shot her parents, who died from their wounds.

Tammy Evans “remained in the home for several days” with her deceased parents, and eventually took her own life through a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. The handgun and note were found with Tammy Evans’ body in a separate area of the home from her parents.

Police have not disclosed the contents of the note, nor released a suspected motive for what Sgt. Chris Yagelski called a “tragic homicide.”

MCPD is still investigating, along with La Porte County Sherriff’s Department, Trail Creek, and Long Beach police, and the La Porte County Prosecutor’s Office. The MCPD Chaplain Division also responded to the scene.

Anyone with information should call Detective Sergeant Anthony McClintock at 219-874-3221, ext. 1074.

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