Police Investigating Murder-Suicide in Corydon

Police Investigating Murder-Suicide in Corydon


Police are investigating a murder-suicide that took place Sunday afternoon in Corydon that left a man and woman dead.

During the afternoon hours on Sunday, Aug. 8 the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department received a domestic violence call from an apartment on Wilson Street in Corydon. 

The caller reported hearing what sounded like fighting and a possible gunshot from within the apartment. 

Both the Corydon Police Department and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department immediately responded to the scene. 

Upon arrival and entry into the apartment, officers located the deceased body of one female adult and one male adult with visible gunshot wounds. 

The male was identified as Steven Ray Cissell, 48. 

The female was identified as Jessica Jurine Meyer, 46. 

Preliminary autopsy findings revealed that the female was suffered a medium-range gunshot wound to the head while the male suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

The investigation remains active and all evidence is being thoroughly evaluated, pending the final autopsy report. 

According to Sheriff Nick Smith, “It is important to note that this is a tragic moment for both families and the above circumstances are beyond the control of either. Please remain respectful to both families during their time of loss by offering them your prayers, kindness, and sympathy.”