Metro Homicide investigating apparent murder-suicide in St. Joseph County

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Greene Township.

Philip Wilmes and his wife Barbara were found dead in their home in St. Joe County on Saturday. Detectives believe it was a murder/suicide.

At around 3:40 p.m. Saturday, police were called to a home in the 59300 block of Myrtle Road for a welfare check. Officers went inside and found two people who had been fatally shot.

They've been identified as husband and wife Phillip Wilmes, 81, and Barbara Wilmes, 80, according to Metro Homicide.

A neighbor we talked to says the couple had lived in the home for around 50 years.

Autopsies have been scheduled for Monday morning in Fort Wayne.