PERU — A White County man was officially charged May 25 with three counts of murder in connection with the deaths of two adults and a child in Miami County.
Mitchell William Page, 25, of Brookston, was taken into custody during the weekend and lodged at the Miami County Jail. He is accused of killing Jessica Sizemore, 26, Jesse Hall, 37, and Rae’Lynn Sizemore, 4.
Jessica and Rae-Lynn Sizemore and Hall all lived at a home in Woodland Hills Trailer Court, in the 2800 block of South 300 West, Lot 37, in Peru.
According to Indiana State Police, Miami County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the home May 21 to check on the welfare of its residents. That’s when all three of their bodies were discovered. Each had been shot in the head with a 9mm pistol, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.
The shooting is believed to have occurred around 2 p.m. May 16.
A 2-year-old boy was found uninjured inside the home. The boy, who had been left unattended with the deceased bodies of his mother, father and sister for five days, was transported to a local hospital and turned over to the Indiana Department of Child Services-Miami County Division.
Police said investigators developed probable cause to arrest Page for the deaths. He was taken into custody at a relative’s home in Lafayette. Police also said Page and Jessica Sizemore have a child together.
According to court documents obtained by the Herald Journal, a neighbor witnessed Page arrive at the residence around 2 p.m. May 16 with Page’s and Sizemore’s child. Page left the child inside his vehicle. After about 10 minutes, the neighbor told police he heard three gunshots and, a short time later, may have heard two more. After another 10 minutes, the neighbor told police Page exited the home, got into his truck and left the scene.
The court documents said investigators used several technological techniques to track Page’s whereabouts and communications with the deceased.
The affidavit also states investigators conducted a search of Page’s Brookston home and found a 9mm pistol, which Page said during an interview with police that he had previously owned and sold.
An Indiana State Police firearms examiner test fired the seized pistol and matched the casing ejected to those collected at the crime scene. Further tests on the pistol, the court document states, also indicated the possible presence of blood on the muzzle.
Page is scheduled to appear for his initial hearing at 8:30 a.m. May 27 in Miami County Circuit Court.