On Saturday afternoon, the St. Joseph County Police Department was dispatched to the 59300 block of Myrtle Road regarding a welfare check. Responding officers found two individuals in a residence there deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The deceased have been identified as husband and wife, Philip A. Wilmes, 81, and Barbara J. Wilmes, 80. Per protocol, the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) was activated and is handling the investigation. Initial indications are that the incident is a murder/suicide, but it is an ongoing investigation. Autopsy procedures have been scheduled for today in Fort Wayne.
February 5th, 2018|Local News|