Police are investigating a double-homicide after Vietnam veteran Walter Bryant, Jr. and his daughter Faith Craig were found dead in Indiana.
A suspect is in custody after the deaths of 78-year-old Purple Heart recipient Walter Bryant Jr. and his 58-year-old daughter, Faith Craig. Their deaths were declared a double-homicide after their bodies were discovered at their home in Aurora, Indiana on January 19, 2018.
Bryant served in the U.S. army for 21 years and retired as a master sergeant. He received the Purple Heart twice for injuries he suffered in Vietnam.
The bodies were discovered after family members requested a welfare check at their home. Their cause of death has not been released. Currently, autopsies are being performed on the bodies.
One person who was taken into custody has been questioned and released. A second person was arrested on an unrelated charge and is considered a person of interest. The name of this individual has not been released.
No formal charges have been filed yet.
Loved Ones Left to Mourn Walter Bryant, Faith Craig
The family is struggling to cope with the deaths. Craig’s sister-in-law, Christine Craig, was quoted as saying she’s “still just trying to process this.”
Regarding Craig, Christine said, “She really just gave everything she had to friends and her family, the people that she loved.”
Walter Bryant Jr.’s neighbor of 34 years, Ed Dean, said Bryant had buried his wife Betty less than a year ago. “They were good people,” Dean said. “It didn’t get any better than Walt and Betty.”
While the investigation is ongoing, the family is making arrangements for the funeral. The family has set up a Gofundme page for the funeral expenses.
Christine added that Craig’s husband is disabled and requires assistance.
That’s what we do,” Christine said. “We come together as a family and surround our loved ones.”