Police: Suspect in Evansville double homicide dies in crash

March 25, 2022 GMT

CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — A man suspected in an Evansville double-homicide died early Friday when his vehicle crashed about 100 miles (161 kilometers) away in southern Indiana during a police pursuit, state police said.

Samuel Aaron Robb, 30, of Valparaiso, died about 5 a.m. EDT after his car became airborne along State Road 135 in Harrison County, struck a utility pole and came to rest upside down, Indiana State Police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

The crash occurred after a state trooper tried to stop Robb after spotting him in his car it in a hotel parking lot in the town of Corydon, but he sped off at a high rate of speed and the trooper pursued him, police said.

Authorities had been advised to be on the lookout for Robb and his vehicle after he was identified as a suspect in a double homicide that occurred late Thursday night in Evansville, police said.

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State police said in a statement that “the investigation reveals that the driver was, in fact, the suspect wanted in connection with the two murders in Evansville” and identified him as Robb.

Evansville police have not released information about the two homicide victims. Officers found two bodies in an Evansville home about 11:30 p.m. CDT after a 911 caller stated that she was inside a residence where shots had been fired, the Evansville Courier & Press reported.