Two teachers in the midst of divorce proceedings found fatally shot in apparent murder-suicide
It is understood that Kristal died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest while Frank, the suspected shooter, died from a single gunshot wound to the head
An estranged Indiana couple were found fatally wounded with gunshots at their home on Wednesday, in what authorities called a case of "murder-suicide." The couple were identified as 52-year-old Frank Sergi II and 44-year-old Kristal Sergi, both teachers, and who were in the middle of divorce proceedings.
Based on the results of the autopsy, Fishers Police Department Sgt. Tom Weger called their deaths a “murder-suicide.”
According to PEOPLE, the cops arrived at the scene of the crime at around 6 pm on Wednesday after receiving a 911 call reporting gunshots. It is understood that Kristal died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest while Frank, the suspected shooter, died from a single gunshot wound to the head.
“No one else was in the home at the time,” clarified Weger. Kristal had not been living there at the time, and the house has been put up for sale in August.
Frank and Kristal shared a son and the husband had another son from a previous relationship. He had messaged some of his friends to take care of their children prior to the shooting. According to the WGNO station, he provided them with the phone numbers as well. The family friend who revealed this to WGNO claims that even though the couple was going through a divorce there were no known record of any history of abuse.
“We have no record of any calls for service to that house or regarding the two individuals,” he said. “We have no record of any history of violence or problems.”
frank sergi inspired in the arts, i’m insanely heartbroken. my prayers go to the family. rip mr & miss sergi, it’s devastating what has occurred pic.twitter.com/PPlKKbO5N3— spooky em🎃 (@EmmelyNicole) October 26, 2018
Frank had been an art teacher with the Hamilton Southeastern Schools since 1992, while Kristal worked as a preschool teacher at Hoosier Road Elementary, both in the same school district.
“We are grateful for the work of the Fishers Police Department, and we support their efforts in this on-going investigation,” school officials told PEOPLE. “Our hearts are with the affected families. We will work through our district’s Crisis Response Team, which includes mental health professionals, to provide much-needed support during this difficult time.”
Frank and Kristal’s well-wishers, fellow teachers and students have been posting condolence messages to social media, trying to make sense of shocking and sudden news. Their death have had a huge impact on their community, and a sense of their loss can be seen in the flowers placed in memory of the couple in front of Hoosier Road elementary and the candle light vigil held in their honor.
Vigil attendees laid flowers for Kristal and Frank Sergi, who were found dead in their Fishers home Wednesday night. pic.twitter.com/jaTgn00rPf— Crystal Hill (@crysnhill) October 25, 2018
I’m so incredibly sad to learn of the tragic event this evening with the Sergi family. Praying for their boys. I’m heartbroken for their students, friends, families and co-workers. I will always think of Frank when I see the Bumble at The Reynolds Christmas Light Display. https://t.co/7iq7Shw9rJ— JoLynn Wright (@JoLynnWright) October 25, 2018