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Police investigating double murder in Washington Co.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – Police are investigating a double murder in Washington County.

According to the Indiana State Police, emergency crews responded to a call of two unresponsive individuals in a residence in the 300 block of Small Street in Salem just before 1 a.m. Saturday.

After arriving on scene, authorities discovered the two unresponsive people. Both 37-year-old Valerie Dicus and 36-year-old Joseph Hobson were transported to St. Vincent Salem Hospital.

Dicus and Hobson were pronounced dead at the hospital.

Foul play is believed to have been involved. A cause of death has yet to be determined, autopsies are scheduled for later Saturday.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Indiana State Police at 1-800-872-6743.

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