Officers with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department responded to a south side business after a man and his girlfriend were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds Monday morning.
Police responded to the Independent Concrete Pipe Corp. on South Harding Street just before 8 a.m., after an employee reported a suspicious vehicle with two people inside. One witness said they saw the van pull into the lot just after 4 a.m.
The bodies of Jose Casillas, 46, and Patricia Medina, 42, were found in a van, located in the parking lot. Police reports reveal the two had prior domestic disturbances and shared a child together.
According to a police report filed in March of last year, Medina told police Casillas was very controlling. She stated her boyfriend did not let her leave the home unless she was working and not even to visit her family. Additionally, Medina said there was a double deadbolt lock on the door and Casillas possessed the only key.
Medina told police her boyfriend nailed the windows shut so she could not climb out of them and took the batteries out of her cell phone and landlines. She said Casillas threatened to take the youngest child from her and made several verbal threats to harm her if she left.
Later that night, another police report was filed by the supervisor of Stericycle, the workplace of the Medina. The supervisor told police Medina’s boyfriend called the company’s hotline and left a threatening voicemail approximately 90 seconds long. According to the police report, the supervisor said the company has a no trespass order against Casillas since November 2008 and it was renewed every six months.
Police said they are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.
"We do not know their relationship to this business or if they even have a relationship to this business or if it was just a convenient parking lot to pull into," said IMPD Lieutenant Roger Spurgeon.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times