....don't think your safe....
I have been to this town many many times, back when i had my quad, jeep , and buggies, many years back..
it is a quiet little town, only one gas station...
damn this world is scary.
ISP: Killer of Laurel five still at large
Four of five were shot in the head
Updated: Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011, 12:02 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011, 8:18 PM EDT
LAUREL, Ind. (WISH) - Police officials revealed Tuesday night that the four of the five found dead over the weekend in Laurel were shot in the head, and the killer remained at large.
The fifth person was shot in the chest and possibly hit in the head.
Indiana State Police said the cases are now considered murder investigations, and they continued to seek the publicís help to find those involved. ISP said Tuesday night they had no suspects yet.
"We canít be at every single house at every single minute," said Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin. "Thatís why we are telling folks here in the community, make sure you keep everything locked up."
ISP released the official names of the five Tuesday night, after receiving preliminary autopsy results:
* Angela A. Napier, 47, Laurel; preliminary cause of death, gunshot wound to the head, blunt force trauma to the head.
* Jacob L. Napier, 18, Laurel; preliminary cause of death, gunshot wound to the head.
* Roy D. Napier, 50, Laurel; preliminary cause of death, gunshot wound to the head.
* Melissa L. Napier, 23, Laurel; preliminary cause of death, gunshot wound to the head.
* Henry X. Smith, 43, Laurel; preliminary cause of death, gunshot wound to the chest area and possible blunt force trauma to the head.
According to relatives who spoke with 24-Hour News 8, Anglea Napier was mother to Melissa Jake. The Associated Press reports family members said Roy Napier was Angela's estranged husband. Henry Smith was a friend of the Napiers.
ISP urged area residents to be careful answering their doors and to report any suspicious activity immediately by calling 911.
"This town will stick together," said area resident Fred Marshall, "and we will do everything in our power to help the police and one another to bring this to a head."
Anyone with information should contact detectives at the Indiana State Police Post at Versailles, 812-689-5000, or 1-800-566-6704. Callers can remain anonymous.[/list]
<UL TYPE=SQUARE> Town locks down after 5 bodies found
Updated: Monday, 26 Sep 2011, 1:38 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 26 Sep 2011, 12:00 PM EDT
LAUREL, Ind. (AP) - A rural Indiana community was on edge Monday as police searched for answers in the deaths of five people found at two homes .
Some of the victims found Sunday in the sparsely populated area near the town of Laurel had been shot, and autopsies to confirm the cause of death were planned for Monday, state police said.
Police did not immediately release the identities of the victims, but family members told The Associated Press that four of the victims were members of one family and included a man, his ex-wife and their two adult children.
Evelyn Renfro, who lives nearby, said she heard shots around noon Sunday.
"Nobody went out because they were loading the cattle here and they didn't pay no attention to that," she said.
Renfro said her nephew, Henry Smith, 43, was killed.
"He was trying to run away and he run across the road. Then they found him lying there dead."
Renfro and her grandson, Ryan, said there had been some drug dealing in the normally quiet neighborhood and that the family involved in the killings could sometimes be heard arguing. Her nephew was not a member of that family.
A multi-agency investigation into the killings began after the Franklin County Sheriff's Department responded to a call Sunday afternoon about a child wandering along a road near Laurel, about 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis, according to a state police statement.
A deputy spoke with the child and neighbors, then called for backup to search the two homes. Police found a dead male inside a recreational vehicle and the bodies of two males and two females at the other home across the street.
"We have five dead people and we're trying to find out how they died," said Sgt. Jerry Goodin, spokesman for the Indiana State Police. "Some of the victims had gunshot wounds, or what appear to be gunshot wounds."
Police would not say if any suspects have been arrested, but warned nearby residents to be careful.
"They should be vigilant," Goodin said. "They need to make sure they keep the doors locked. If they see any suspicious people, absolutely they should dial 911.
Goodin said Monday that no manhunt was being conducted. He did not say whether the shooter or shooters were believed to be among the deceased.
Ryan Renfro said neighbors were taking the warning to heart Monday.
"It's definitely something to take into consideration. People who haven't locked their doors in years, they're definitely locking up tight now. I actually took off work today because I'm here with my elderly grandparents and I didn't want to leave them here alone until they caught who they are looking for."