AUSTIN, Ind. (Press Release) – On Friday, Jan. 21, at 4:21 p.m.,an officer from the Austin City Police Department made forced entry into a residence in the 300 block of New York Street in Austin to check on the welfare of the residents.
When the officer entered the residence he noticed parts of the home had been burned. The Officer conducted a quick search of the residence and found up to four deceased victims inside.
Indiana State Police Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene and are conducting a death investigation.
Autopsies are scheduled for all the victims Saturday morning at the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville.
This is an ongoing investigation with no further information available to release until after the autopsies are completed.
Assisting Agencies: Austin City Police, Scott County Sheriff’s Department, Scott County Coroner’s Office, Scott County Prosecutor’s Office, Jennings Twp. Volunteer Fire Department and the Indiana State Fire Marshall