MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Two Montgomery County children are dead Thursday and authorities say their mother, 30-year-old Brandi Worley, is responsible.
Thursday morning, News 18 asked Montgomery County Sheriff Mark Casteel whether Worley showed remorse after telling 911 dispatchers that she had just killed her two children. He responded by saying, “No” and went on to say that, instead, she acted “very matter of fact.”
Crime scene tape lined the 200 block of Madison Street in the small town of Darlington, Indiana.
“Shock, kind of disbelief. Definitely sadness,” Darlington resident Seth Stultz said. “It’s not something, it’s definitely not something you hear happening in Darlington.”
But at about 4:45 Thursday morning, what’s typically known to be a quiet street in Darlington, turned into this murder scene — something neighbors say they still can’t believe.
“I went outside and looked down the street, and I saw all the cops cars and I knew something was wrong,” said Paul Cohee, a Darlington resident.
Authorities say Worley called 911 and told dispatchers that she had just killed her 7-year-old son Tyler and 3-year-old daughter Charlee.
“EMS and law enforcement were dispatched to the scene, while the dispatcher kept Worley on the telephone,” Montgomery County Sheriff Mark Casteel said. “The first deputy arrived at the residence and confirmed that two children were in fact deceased at 4:43 a.m.”
Neighbors say the two children brought a smile to everyone.
“Tyler, we had him in Vacation Bible School at our church, and he’s just a wonderful little boy and had big smiles on his face,” Stultz said. “He was just always excited.”
Another town resident Sunshine Tipton said, “Darlington is a wonderful town and for something like this to happen is just very unusual.”
Sheriff Casteel would not comment on how Worley allegedly killed the children. Right now, he said there is no motive.
But News 18 uncovered in court documents, Worley’s husband filed for divorce Wednesday — a day before she was taken into custody for the alleged double-murder.
An autopsy for the children is scheduled for Friday.