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ISP launches murder investigation after homeowner found dead in southern Indiana; woman arrested

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WANE) — A woman was arrested Tuesday after a southern Indiana man was found dead in his home, sparking what Indiana State Police are calling a homicide investigation.

The investigation began around 7:30 p.m., when Jeffersonville police officers responded to a grocery store parking lot for reports of a woman who was possibly suicidal, according to an ISP news release. While speaking with the woman — identified by ISP as 26-year-old Tirzah Linson — police determined that a welfare check should be conducted at a home in New Albany.


New Albany officers responded to a home on East 11th Street and found the homeowner lying on the floor, dead from an apparent head injury, the news release said. ISP identified the man as 68-year-old Gary Reid.

An autopsy is scheduled for later this week and the ISP has classified the case as a homicide investigation.

The ISP conducted interviews near the New Albany home and detectives processed the crime scene.

The Clarksville woman was subsequently arrested for murder, ISP said. After being evaluated at the hospital, Linson was taken to Floyd County Jail.

Nothing has been released about the relationship between the suspect and the victim.

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