Coroner identifies woman found shot to death at Shively home


by Gene Kang

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM

Updated Friday, May 17 at 12:53 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) –Family members are devastated and searching for answers after Shively Police said a woman was gunned down at her own home.

Investigators took photos and evidence for DNA testing from the home in the 3300 block of Fernheather Drive Friday where 48-year-old Gloria Ross was found shot to death in the backyard Thursday night.

The coroner released Ross' name Friday afternoon and said she died of injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds.

David Sutherland said he is on edge after his family member's mother-in-law was shot to death in her own backyard.

"I'm kind of on guard now since I don't know what's going on or who killed her," Sutherland said.

Shively police detective, Sgt. Josh Myers, said:
"I don't think anyone has anything to fear as far as a gunman or wild person running loose."

WHAS11 captured exclusive video Friday morning when Louisville Metro homicide detectives removed several bags of evidence from the rear of the house. Neighbors said they are stunned.

"We have an alarm in the house and we keep our doors locked at all times," neighbor April Baker said.

A family member called 911 after finding Ross' body around 10 p.m. Thursday. They were too emotional to go on camera Friday morning but said there may have been marital problems.

WHAS11 asked: "Where is her husband?"

Sgt. Josh Myers, Shively Police Detective: "We have not made contact with the husband at this point. It doesn't mean he isn't around. Me simply have not made contact with him."

WHAS11: "So he is not a person of interest? You haven't even questioned him?"

Sgt. Myers: "I would say anybody who had contact with her is a person of interest at this point. To name him specifically would be too early."

But detectives assure neighbors not to worry.

"I don't think this should cause alarm or panic to the neighbors this is like an isolated incident,"  Myers said.

Police have yet to name any persons of interest or to make any arrests.