Update: Authorities ID two found dead in Columbus home

Updated: 6:27 p.m.

Authorities are identifying the two people found dead in a Columbus home Monday night.

According to the Bartholomew County Coroner’s Office, 36-year-old Julie A. Schmidtke and her estranged husband 41-year-old Charles W Schmidtke, were found dead in the home in the 2200 block of Sumpter Court Monday night.

An autopsy revealed that Julie Schmidtke was killed by multiple gunshot wounds, while Charles Schmidtke died from a single gunshot wound to the head.

According to reports from the Columbus Police Department, officers were called to reports of a shooting at a home in the 2200 block of Sumpter Court at about 8:55 p.m. Authorities say that the initial report indicated that the estranged husband had entered the home and shot his wife. Officers found the two dead inside.

Police said that their investigation indicates that there was an argument before the shooting. They say that there were no known threats to the community during the incident.

If you have any information about the incident, you are asked to call the Columbus Police Department at 812-376-2600. Tips and information can be submitted anonymously.