Plainfield, Indiana – The Plainfield Police Department is currently investigating a murder-suicide case that occurred early Monday morning, leaving a community in shock and mourning.
The incident unfolded in the early hours of December 18, when police were called to a residence at 5878 Grevillea Lane, near Moon and Miles roads, around 4:00 a.m. following reports of a burglary. Upon arrival, officers made a grim discovery: two individuals were found deceased. They were later identified as Jessica Diane Stoebick, 47, and Ryan Gibbs, 41, both residents of Plainfield. Further investigations revealed that Gibbs was Stoebick’s ex-husband.
The scene indicated a violent encounter, with officers noting a shattered basement entry window. The bodies of both adults were found inside the home, leading to the conclusion that this was a murder-suicide. Adding to the tragedy, three teenage children were present in the home during the incident. Fortunately, they were not physically harmed and were able to call the police.
The Plainfield Police Department has assured the public that there is no ongoing threat to community safety. However, the impact of this incident is profound, especially given the timing during the holiday season. The police released a statement acknowledging the difficulty of this investigation for the affected family and requesting the community’s support and thoughts during this challenging period.
Previous court records revealed that Stoebick had obtained protective orders against Gibbs on two separate occasions, indicating a history of domestic issues. Gibbs had prior convictions for invasion of privacy and violating a no-contact order. He was facing charges in a pending case for various offenses, including invasion of privacy and stalking, and was due in court in January.
As the investigation continues, Detective Taylor Wilson is leading the inquiry. The Plainfield Police Department encourages anyone with additional information to come forward and contact Detective Wilson at 317-754-5284. This case not only highlights the tragic outcomes of domestic disputes but also serves as a stark reminder of the importance of addressing and preventing domestic violence.