SALEM, Ind. (WDRB) -- Detectives from the Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg have arrested Joe P. Hambel, 29, in connection with a double murder in Salem.

Officials say he was arrested Saturday at 5:50 p.m. and is charged with two counts of murder.

ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin says a call was received around 12:45 a.m. Saturday of two unresponsive people in a home at 304 Small Street in Salem.

Goodin says Valerie E. Dicus, 37, and Joseph Hobson, 36, were found inside. Both lived at the home.

The two victims were taken to St. Vincent's Hospital in Salem, where they were pronounced dead.

"And for our little ones, she was watching ya know. Everybody is wanting to know what is going on, [we're] scared. It's not supposed to be like that in a little community," Kayla Hildreth said.

Salem City Police, Washington County Sheriff Deputies and Indiana State Police were all called to the scene.

"We've got our crime scene technicians here at the scene. They're scouring the scene from front to back, up and down looking for information that we need to help us out in the case," Sgt. Goodin said.

Autopsies were conducted Saturday at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville.

Dicus died of a single gunshot wound. Hobson died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Officials say autopsy results are preliminary and the final results will not be made until Toxicology results are determined.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Indiana State Police at 812-246-5424.

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