Crime Watch 8

Husband, wife found dead in home in rural Howard County

(Provided Photo/Howard County Sheriff's Office)

PLEVNA, Ind. (WISH) — A husband and wife were found dead Thursday morning in a rural home in northeastern Howard County.

The couple was identified as Amie Romero, 43, and her husband, Richard “Chase” Romero, 51, of Greentown.

Deputies were sent shortly after 9:30 a.m. Thursday to the home in the 7500 block of County Road 300 South. That’s about a mile south of the rural community of Plevna and about 3 miles north-northeast of the town of Greentown.

The Howard County Coroner’s Office has ruled the case a murder-suicide. Aimee Romero’s death has been ruled a homicide, while Richard Romero’s death was a suicide, according to the Howard County coroner.

The home where the Romeros were found is about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.

Suicide resources

  • NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Be Well Indiana Crisis Helpline: 211
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741