Manhunt Concludes For Wabash College Employee Suspected In Double Homicide

Luke Norris

According to a report from FOX 59 in Indianapolis, Wabash College, a private, all-male liberal arts college in Crawfordsville, Indiana, had its classes cancelled on Wednesday as authorities in nearby Boone County began an area-wide manhunt for a Wabash College employee suspected of killing a 31-year-old woman and her four-year-old son. That manhunt has now come to a tragic end.

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In a quote from WTHR-TV, Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen described the incident as a "tragic and senseless homicide."

The prime suspect in the case was Katherine's uncle and Wabash College employee Lucius Oliver Hamilton III, a six-foot tall, 61-year-old white male that weighs approximately 190 pounds and has gray hair and brown eyes.

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"After an extensive multi-agency effort, Lucius Hamilton III was located at the Hilton Garden INN in downtown Indianapolis. Local law enforcement officials attempted to make contact with Hamilton in his room. He was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Sheriff Nielsen commented: 'I could not be more proud of all the law enforcement officers involved today. Agencies from across the state, including our federal partners, offered every resource available to locate Hamilton. We were able to utilize these resources to work, process and secure the scene. Through many investigative techniques, we were able track Hamilton down to a specific location in downtown Indianapolis where he cowardly took his life instead of choosing to face justice for his actions. My heart goes out to the Giehll family and to the first responders that witnessed this horrific scene.'"

"Sheriff Nielsen commented: 'I could not be more proud of all the law enforcement officers involved today. Agencies from across the state, including our federal partners, offered every resource available to locate Hamilton. We were able to utilize these resources to work, process and secure the scene. Through many investigative techniques, we were able track Hamilton down to a specific location in downtown Indianapolis where he cowardly took his life instead of choosing to face justice for his actions. My heart goes out to the Giehll family and to the first responders that witnessed this horrific scene.'"

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