A 57-year-old Sellersburg man shot his wife to death in the kitchen of their home Friday, then killed himself, police said.
Police believe Peter Strojny shot his wife, Brenda Strojny, 57, multiple times with a handgun, then turned the gun on himself in the bathroom of their home in the 300 block of Popp Avenue, said Detective Sgt. Mark Levesque of the Sellersburg Police Department.
Strojny left a short note telling family members how he wanted his personal possessions distributed after his death, but didn’t explain why he killed his wife and himself, Levesque said.
A family member found the couple Saturday and called police about 4:30 p.m., he said.
Based on evidence at the scene, police believe the murder-suicide happened sometime in the late afternoon or evening Friday, Levesque said.
The couple had some “domestic issues” several years ago, and recently Peter Strojny had sought help for an alcohol problem, he said.
An Indiana State Police evidence technician helped process evidence at the scene, Levesque said. He said there are no plans to perform autopsies.Technorati Tags: Sellersburg,wife,death,courier,journal,article,Police,Peter,Strojny,Brenda,times,handgun,bathroom,Popp,Avenue,Detective,Mark,Levesque,Department,possessions,member,afternoon,Indiana,State,plans,deaths,members,kitchen,himself,suicide