Couple found dead inside Weisser Park home ID’d

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Two days after Fort Wayne Police found the bodies of a couple inside their Weisser Park Avenue home, it remains unclear how they died.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the victims discovered just before 10 a.m. Saturday inside a home at 4811 Weisser Park Avenue as 25-year-old Noele Renee Trice and 29-year-old Bryan Keith Lash. The cause and manner of their deaths are both pending, however.

Fort Wayne police on the scene of an unknown problem in the 4800 block of Weisser Park Avenue on the morning of June 10, 2017.

Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were called that Saturday morning a report of an unknown problem after family members became concerned about people in the couple’s southeast side home. Police said officers arrived and found the bodies of Trice and Lash inside the home.

The two are believed to have been living at the residence.

Police spokesman Michael Joyner said previously that there were no reports of shots fired or anything unusual. Detectives were reportedly canvassing the area “with a fine-tooth comb” in search of any leads in the case, Joyner said.

He said investigators had an idea about what took place inside but they needed to confirm. He did not explain.

A woman who said she was Trice’s cousin told NewsChannel 15 that Trice and Lash had just hosted a get together Friday night to watch the NBA Finals. The woman said their family thinks someone came into the house overnight and killed the couple, but they really have no idea what happened.

Another one of Trice’s cousin’s, who lives just a couple of houses down the street, said they “just want to grieve and let the police do their job.”

 

Fort Wayne police on the scene of an unknown problem in the 4800 block of Weisser Park Avenue on the morning of June 10, 2017.