Mother & daughter killed; found dead in Westfield home
Westfield Police are not providing details on how a mother and daughter died on Friday evening. Investigators telling neighbors to be cautious of strangers knocking on doors, but stopped short of saying to fear for their safety.
Westfield Police Officers were dispatched to 15908 Oak Park Court in the Oak Park Housing Addition in Westfield just before 5 p.m. Friday for two females found unresponsive inside the residence by a relative.
Officers arrived on the scene shortly after the initial call was received and made entry into the home. Inside the house the officers found the two unresponsive females with injuries to their bodies and medical personnel from the Westfield Fire Department arrived on the scene to assist. Soon after, the two females were pronounced dead inside of the home.
The two female victims were identified as a mother, Marylyn Erb, 52, and her daughter, Kelley Erb, 23, who both lived at this residence.
As a result of evidence at the scene this case is being treated as a homicide and remains an ongoing investigation. Moreover, investigators are working on identifying a suspect.
There was a 2011 Maroon Buick Enclave taken from the home and was found a short distance away on East 161st Street.
Police told Eyewitness News on Friday night, "We're doing a death investigation. We did have some dogs out there conducting some type of track. But that's all the information that I can give out at this point in time."
Westfield Police wouldn't elaborate, but added that residents do not need to be concerned for their safety.
The Hamilton County Prosecutors Office, Indiana State Police, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Noblesville Police Department and the Hamilton County Coroner's Office are all assisting in this investigation.
Anyone with information related to this incident, if anyone saw the driver of the Buick Enclave or anyone wanting to report any suspicious persons and/or activities seen in the area, are asked to contact the Westfield Criminal Investigations Division at (317) 773-1300 or Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).