First came this from the Courier-Journal:
Indiana State Police investigated the death of a woman in Harrison County yesterday.
The Harrison County Sheriff's Department received a call about "an alleged accidental gunshot" at a residence in the 2400 block of Ryleigh Court in Ramsey, according to a press release from the state police. When deputies arrived, they found the dead woman.
"Deputies then requested troopers to assume the investigation," the release said.
State police detectives and crime scene technicians were at the scene, the release said.
The woman's name was not released "due to the ongoing investigation," the release said.
A dispatcher for the sheriff's department declined to release any information.
And from WLKY (one of Louisville's TV stations):
Police: Former Harrison Jailer's Death 'Not Suicide'
Source: Victim 'Under Pressure' From Sheriff Investigation
RAMSEY, Ind. -- WLKY has learned that a former Harrison County jailer, killed in what investigators are calling an "accidental shooting," was being questioned as a witness in a sexual harassment case against her boss. Watch The Story Sgt. Jerry Goodin said that police had received a domestic disturbance call from inside 28-year-old Christine Britton's home in the 2400 block of Ryleigh Court prior to the shooting. Goodin said Britton died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but he said investigators aren't characterizing Britton's death as a "suicide."
Several sources tell WLKY that Britton had been "under pressure" recently because Indiana State Police investigators had been questioning her as part of a criminal investigation into county sheriff Mike Deatrick. Two county dispatchers accuse Deatrick of fondling them and of intimidation. Deatrick has denied the allegations.
According to a search warrant affidavit obtained by WLKY, state investigators have questioned Britton, the former jail commander, about surveillance cameras that may have captured images of the sheriff pointing his gun at Deanna Decker and Melissa Graham after the pair filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Last week, state police obtained a new search warrant and seized a computer hard drive from the facility in an effort to obtain additional camera footage and to determine whether anyone had attempted to destroy evidence in the case.
The special prosecutor assigned to the Deatrick case said Monday that Britton's death should have no bearing on her criminal investigation.
"There's no reason to believe there's a relationship between the two investigations," Nancy Jacobs told WLKY.
Sgt. Goodin said that police have yet to find a link between Britton's death and her cooperation in the Deatrick investigation. But, Goodin added: "That's not to say that something might show up in the weeks down the road."
I'm at a loss for words at the moment.