Authorities say teens behind brutal slaying of elderly couple
CORYDON, Ind. (WDRB) -- Two 18-year-olds sit in jail awaiting murder and robbery charges after authorities say a "robbery gone wrong" ended in the brutal slaying of an elderly couple.
Authorities say Austin Scott and Kevin Schuler entered the home of Asenath Arnold and Gary Henderson early Saturday morning. Sheriff Rod Seelye said the teens brutally killed the couple, in a crime he calls "heinous" and "senseless."
Scott and Schuler allegedly drove to the home in a 4-wheeler sometime between midnight and sun-up on Saturday. The pair entered through an unlocked door.
A family friend found Arnold Saturday morning and immediately called police. When police arrived they found Henderson. Both were in the bedroom area of the home. Authorities say Arnold was beaten to death with a wooden object, while Henderson was stabbed to death.
The sheriff's office says the teens also stole credit cards, guns, and prescription pills from the home on Walk Drive in Harrison County.
Harrison County Sheriff Rod Seelye said the department had obtained search warrants for the home where the murders happened, as well as another home on Nadorff Lane. He said they were also searching multiple other locations such as corn fields, creeks and wooded areas where he said stolen items from the home were discarded.
Seelye said they had information that at least one of the suspects lived nearby and knew the victims.
Scott and Schuler were arrested Saturday afternoon on unrelated charges. They are currently being held at the Floyd County jail on those charges. Murder and robbery charges are expected soon. The sheriff's office says the two men are cooperating with police.
Seelye said the Harrison County Sheriff's Department was assisted by the New Albany Police Department, Indiana State Police, and the Harrison County prosecutor's office.
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