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Coroner says Indiana couple, teenage son were shot to death

Richard Lee Burton Jr., who Indiana State Police believe killed three people at a house he shared with the victims in rural southern Indiana, is shown in this driver's license photo released by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The bodies of two males and one female were found Sunday, June 4, 2017, in a home near Salem, Indiana, they shared with Burton. State Police said a body found Monday in a pickup truck near Bloomington, Indiana, is believed to be that of Burton, 47. Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday on the three victims and the man who's believed to be Burton. (Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles via AP)

SALEM, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a couple and their teenage son whose bodies were found in their southern Indiana home were shot to death.

Police have said they believe a man who was living with the family committed the slayings.

State Police say the Washington County coroner identified the victims as 58-year-old Danny G. Newlin; 41-year-old Kelley Kay Newlin; and 14-year-old Austin Newlin.

Their bodies were found Sunday in their home near Salem, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of Louisville, Kentucky.

The preliminary cause of death for all three is gunshot wounds.

Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields said Tuesday that the suspect, 47-year-old Richard Lee Burton Jr., also died and that his death has been preliminarily ruled as suicide by gunshot wound. Burton’s body was found Monday in a truck near Bloomington.

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