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Police determine man and woman found dead in Avon home to be homicide/suicide

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Jan 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-08 16:34:49-05

AVON—Hendricks County Sherriff’s Department is investigating after finding a man and woman dead in their home Saturday morning.

At approximately 9:14 a.m., deputies responded to a welfare check in the 10200 block of Co Rd 100 S.

Family members reported to deputies that they had been unable to reach a loved one at the residence and the person had not reported to work for several days.

The deputies assisted the family member in entering the residence where they located two deceased persons.

Deputies secured the scene and contacted investigators to respond.

A search warrant was obtained as is routine procedure in these types of cases.

Police were able to identify the man and woman as Dianne Cook, age 65, and Barri Cook, age 61, both of Avon.

The Cooks' have been legally divorced since 2019 but were living together at the residence.

Investigators found that there was an altercation in the home when Barri cook shot Dianne Cook multiple times.

Barri died from what investigators say appear to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Hendricks County Detectives along with the Hendricks County Coroner’s Office are continuing to investigate this incident.

Hendricks County Authorities are also asking for assistance from the community in identifying family members or legal next of kin for Barri Cook.

They ask that anyone with information that might help identify Barri Cook’s family or legal next of kin to contact the Hendricks County Coroner’s Office at (317) 718-2910.

This is a developing story.