A man fatally shot himself in a home southwest of downtown days after killing a woman, authorities said Tuesday.
Police discovered the pair about noon Monday in the 2000 block of Riedmiller Avenue near Eagle Street during a well-being check prompted by neighbors concerned newspapers were piling up outside.
Donna Sue Taylor, 48, died from a gunshot, the Allen County coroner said. The coroner ruled her death a homicide, the county's ninth this year.
Nathan Allen Butler, 61, died by suicide from a gunshot to the head, the coroner said.
Butler shot Taylor before shooting himself, Fort Wayne Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Sofia Rosales-Scatena confirmed. She noted the events likely happened days – if not a week – apart.
The nature of the adults' relationship is unclear, but police do not believe they were married, Rosales-Scatena said.