Site Of Tampico Murder Destroyed By Fire

The home where a Tamico man allegedly shot and killed his father was destroyed by fire last Friday morning.

The Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department was called to the Ronda Shoultz residence, 7865 S. State Road 39 south of Tampico shortly before 5 a.m. on June 19. When they arrived they found the home fully engulfed in flames. The structure was a total loss, authorities said. No one was at home at the time of the fire, police said.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated by the Grassy Fork Fire Department, state Fire Marshal’s office and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Crothersville-Vernon Township VFD was called to the scene to assist.

On May 2 of this year, police were called to the home where a family fight over dogs resulted in 48-year-old John Shoultz being shot and killed. His son, John A. Shoultz III, 20, was charged with the shooting.