Police investigating murder, suicide in Elkhart

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Associated Press

Posted on December 2, 2012 at 10:35 AM

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Police in northern Indiana are investigating whether a man's apparent suicide in Elkhart and the shooting death of a woman three miles away are related.

The Elkhart Truth reports (http://bit.ly/Ymy2jT ) police there investigating the shooting of 45-year-old Debbie McDowell of Elkhart went to a vacant restaurant after receiving information that a man there might know something about her death. Police say when they got there they discovered the body of 63-year-old Ervin Howard.

The Elkhart Sheriff's Department received a call about a body in the parking lot of the former American Countryside Farmers Market about 10:50 a.m. Saturday. They discovered Howard's body about an hour later.

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Information from: The Elkhart Truth, http://www.etruth.com

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