2 dead in likely murder-suicide

Investigators suspect the deaths of a man and woman found in southern Johnson County this weekend were the result of a murder-suicide.

Just after 7 a.m. Saturday, a man deer-watching near the Atterbury Fish and Wildlife area spotted a man and woman lying on the ground. He called out to them and got no response, and went to check on them.

When the man approached them, he saw blood and called 911, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Investigators are waiting on the results of an autopsy set for today, but suspect the deaths are a result of a murder-suicide, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office identified the two who died as Jonie Snider, 36, and Gregory McCray, 48, both of Franklin.

The two were found laying on the ground near two trucks that were parked along the side of the road, with a gun in between them, the sheriff’s office news release said. The bodies were found near County Road 550S and Schoolhouse Road, which is just north of the Johnson County Park. The location is near the Atterbury Fish and Wildlife area, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is involved in the investigation, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

Based on evidence at the scene, investigators suspect McCray shot Snider before shooting himself, the release said.

Investigators also found evidence at the mobile home the two shared in Countryview that suggests a murder-suicide, the release said.

The sheriff’s office continues to investigate, and will await the results of today’s autopsy, the release said.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.