|Katherine Hamilton-Giehll (left) with her son, Raymond|
Police soon learned that Giehll's uncle was the chief suspect in the fatal shootings. That led to a lock down of the Crawfordsville campus of Wabash College where Hamilton had been seen earlier in the day driving a white van owned by the college. Hamilton was in charge of major gifts at Wabash College. A short while ago, I began hearing helicopters above my downtown Indianapolis office. Police searching for Hamilton converged on the Hilton Hotel at the corner of Market and Illinois where Hamilton reportedly checked into a room. After a short stand-off with police, Hamilton has apparently taken his own life by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
It's not clear what the motive for these heinous killings were. I found just one Indiana civil court listing with Hamilton's name. That was the estate of his father, Lucius Hamilton, II. Hamilton and his brother, Russell, served jointly as personal representatives of their father's estate. Russell was the father of Katherine and grandfather of Raymond, the two victims of today's shootings. Russell passed away in 2012, leaving behind his wife, Ruth, and three children, including Katherine. He was a long-time reserve officer for the Marion Co. Sheriff's Department and also worked at First Investors for many years. Lucius Hamilton lived in a very upscale neighborhood at 1430 W. 106 Street in Carmel with his wife, Liz Hamilton, just west of where Ditch Road intersects with 106th Street.
|Photo of Katherine's family|
|Lucius Hamilton, III|