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Greentown deaths confirmed as murder-suicide

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A murder-suicide took place in Greentown yesterday, leaving a man and woman dead.  

Yesterday just after 6:30 p.m., officers from the Greentown Police Department and deputies from the Howard County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Casey’s General Store at 9011 E. 00 N.S. for a welfare check of two subjects slumped over in a vehicle.

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Greentown Deputy Marshal Sanders arrived on scene and found the two subjects slumped over inside a silver 2012 Dodge Journey. Upon further investigation, Sanders discovered the vehicle was occupied by a female driver and male passenger.

The driver of the vehicle has been preliminary identified as Kimberly N. Butler-Wilson, 39, of Sweetser, and the passenger has been preliminary identified as Timothy W. Glassburn, 42, of Converse.

Both subjects apparently were deceased with visible gunshot wounds. Both subjects were pronounced deceased by the Howard County Coroner’s Office on scene.

Preliminary investigation by detectives of the Howard County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with officers from the Greentown Police Department and Howard County Coroner’s Office revealed that at approximately 5:20 p.m., Glassburn arrived at Casey’s in a silver 2001 Dodge Ram and parked next to Butler-Wilson’s vehicle. Both subjects were known acquaintances and seemingly met for unknown reasons.

Within the course of the next several minutes, Glassburn shot and killed Butler-Wilson inside the parked vehicle before turning the gun on himself.

An autopsy was performed today by the Howard County Coroner’s Office and conducted at Community Howard Regional Hospital. The results of the autopsy confirmed the detective’s preliminary investigation of a murder-suicide with both subjects suffering from fatal gunshot wounds.

This case remains under investigation by the aforementioned agencies. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Rod Shaffer at 765-614-3475.