Man sought in slayings found dead at Indiana hotel

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Lucius Oliver Hamilton III

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. — Police say a man wanted in connection with the fatal shootings of his niece and her young son in suburban Indianapolis has killed himself at an Indianapolis hotel.

Indiana State Police Capt. Dave Bursten says 61-year-old Lucius Oliver Hamilton III was found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds at a hotel one block from the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday afternoon.

Hamilton had been the object of a manhunt since shortly after the bodies of 31-year-old Katherine Giehll and her son, 4-year-old Raymond Peter Giehll IV, were found in their home in Zionsville, just northwest of Indianapolis. Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen says the bodies were found Wednesday morning.

Nielsen hasn’t revealed a motive for the slayings.

Hamilton was employed at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, which authorities locked down and searched while Hamilton was at large.