Son facing murder charges in death of father, father's girlfriend

NOW: Son facing murder charges in death of father, father’s girlfriend

WINAMAC, Ind. -- A Pulaski County man is being charged with two counts of murder after he confessed over the weekend to killing his father, 59-year-old Loss Stacy and his girlfriend 56-year-old Mary Kurek.

Stacy's brother discovered the two bodies on the night of March 9 in the home his brother had been renting from him on the 3900 block of W 200 North in Winamac.

Within six hours, Indiana State Police troopers and Pulaski County Sheriff's deputies asked 32-year-old Ross Stacy to come in for questioning.

When interviewed, Stacy admitted to committing the two murders.

“In most cases, where there’s a crime of violence, the victim and the aggressor are usually tied in some way. A lot of times, by, as a family member," said Pulaski County Prosecutor Daniel Murphy.

The probably cause affidavit said Ross Stacy said he got into an argument with his father, and then when he and his girlfriend went to bed, Ross grabbed a shotgun and shot the two of them a total of four times in their bedroom.

He said in the PCA that he left for a motel less than a day later.

“As far as I can recall, it’s the only double murder that we’ve had since well last time I was prosecutor, which was starting in 1982, and we’ve not had one since then," said Prosecutor Murphy.

“We were kind of shocked. We actually didn’t know he had a son. We kind of don’t communicate a lot. We’re kind of spaced out here in the country. We actually didn’t know about anything until my husband came home Friday night and noticed a whole bunch of cops were down there with their lights flashing," said Loss Stacy's closest neighbor, Mari Beth Benesh.

The coroner pronounced the victims dead just after midnight on March 10.

The son told investigators he killed the couple just after midnight on March 6th.

“Just in the little community we have here, don’t really think that anything like that would happen. It was a shocker," said Benesh.

The autopsies were completed on Sunday, but the report has not been released.

If you would like to make donations to the family of Loss Stacy, you can do so at Braman&Bailey Funeral Home.

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