UPDATE: Victims identified in Laurel Woods double homicide

Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 8:06 AM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Late Saturday evening, police identified two women found dead at Laurel Woods Apartments.

SBPD said the victims of the early morning double homicide are Jamie Binns, 28, and Samantha Lawson, 29, both of Niles. Their families have been notified.

Officers were called to the complex around 2 a.m. on Saturday for a welfare check when they found Binns and Lawson dead.

The preliminary investigation indicates both women suffered apparent gunshot wounds. Their autopsies are scheduled for Sunday.

Anyone with information is urged to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP to leave an anonymous tip.

Original Story

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - The South Bend Violent Crimes unit is investigating what they are calling a homicide after they found two people dead Saturday morning.

Police arrived to the scene around 2 a.m. on Saturday on a welfare check. When they got there, they found two people dead.

The violent crimes unit has taken over the investigation, and there has not been any details about the victims or the circumstances surrounding the two deaths.

Anyone with information is asked to reach out to Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP.