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On March 8, Alan Lee Bennett, 52, Grandview was formally charged for the murder of Linda F Bowman, 64, Grandview. 

Bennett is currently in Indiana State Police custody at an undisclosed hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, that investigators believe occurred on the date of the murder.

Bennett will immediately be transferred to the Spencer County Jail following his release from the hospital.

Indiana State Police Investigators along with the Spencer County Prosecutors Office have worked tirelessly on this investigation over the last 48 hours.

The support and patience from the community has been greatly appreciated as we continue to piece together the facts and circumstances of the tragic event.  

Spencer County Coroner Rachel Gentry has confirmed Bowman’s death was the result of a single gunshot wound to the head. 

Earlier in the week, Spencer County 911 Dispatch Center received an emergency call from 6280 North Highland Road, Grandview reporting shots fired during an ongoing domestic dispute. 

A short time later, Indiana State Police Troopers, Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputies and Rockport City Police Officers responded to the residence where they discovered Bennett who required immediate medical attention.

Bennett was flown via helicopter to an undisclosed hospital for serious injuries.

Officers also discovered Bowman at the residence. She was confirmed deceased at the residence by the Spencer County Coroner Rachel Gentry.  

Investigators were able to determine that Bennett and Bowman were living in the residence together during the time of the incident.

Indiana State Police Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators remained on scene for nearly nine hours processing evidence and piecing together the circumstances of this tragedy.

Indiana State Police Troopers were assisted by the Spencer County Sheriffs Department, Spencer County Coroner Rachel Gentry, Spencer County EMS, Chrisney Volunteer Fire Department, Grandview Volunteer Fire Department, Rockport Police Department and the Spencer County Prosecutors Office.