ISP Sellersburg investigating after man found dead inside his New Albany home

NEW ALBANY — Detectives and crime scene investigators with the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg are conducting a murder investigation after officers responded to a home in the 800 block of 11th Street in downtown New Albany Tuesday evening and found the homeowner dead from an apparent head injury.  

The incident that led to the discovery of 68-year-old Gary D. Reid dead from an apparent head injury on the floor of his home began at around 7:30 p.m., according to a news release from Sgt. Carey Huls. 

That’s when Jeffersonville Police Officers responded to the Meijer parking lot off Allison Lane in Jeffersonville in reference to a possible suicidal female, 26-year-old Tirzah Catherine Linson of Clarksville, said Huls, who is the Sellersburg post’s public information officer. 

After locating and speaking with Linson, officers determined a welfare check should be conducted at a home on East 11th Street in New Albany.  Jeffersonville officers then contacted the New Albany Police Department to conduct that welfare check which led to the discovery of a Reid. 

Linson was transported to Norton Clark Hospital in Clarksville for evaluation. ISP detectives and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the hospital and Reid’s home. They remained at the scene for several hours while investigators conducted interviews and CSI processed the crime scene.  

As a result of the information gathered in the initial investigation, Detectives arrested Linson for murder and she was taken from Norton Clark Hospital to the Floyd County Jail without further incident.  

This investigation is ongoing. The Floyd County Coroner’s Office assisted with the investigation.  An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.