Deputies: 3 found shot to death in Peru home

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May 23—PERU — Deputies found three people shot to death in a home in Peru on Friday after a family member wasn't able to get in touch with them.

The Miami County Sheriff's Office said in a release a family member asked deputies to go to the family's home and check on them.

Deputies went to the home and discovered the bodies of three victims who had died from what appeared to be fatal gunshot wounds, according to the sheriff's office.

A joint investigation on the deaths has been launched by the sheriff's department, Indiana State Police and the Miami County Coroner's Office.

Miami County Sheriff Tim Hunter said Sunday their are "numerous" officers from both departments assigned to the case.

"We're working desperately on it to get this solved as quick as we possibly can," he said.

Hunter said they are withholding the identities of the three who died, as well as other details on the incident, pending further investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone with information concerning this matter to contact the Miami County Sheriff's Office at (765) 472-1322 or the Indiana State Police at (765) 473-6666.

Carson Gerber can be reached at 765-854-6739, carson.gerber@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @carsongerber1.

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