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Community reacts to woman killing ex-husband, hiding body in a box
DILLSBORO, Ind. (Paula Toti) -- News travels fast in a small town and bad news even faster.
That's why in Dillsboro Tuesday night folks are talking about Raymond and Danielle Green. The couple used to be married but now he's dead and she's in jail.
What started as a missing person case now has Danielle Green facing a murder charge. She was in court Tuesday for her initial hearing. Police searched her property May 28th, a property she shared with her ex-husband. Investigators say they found Raymond Green's body on the property. Police say they then did a search of her cell phone and found Danielle had been searching for some very odd things on the internet including how to shoot someone in the head with a .38 caliber gun.
The Green's farm is now locked up; it's where Danielle and Raymond Green lived as a divorced couple in separate structure on the 300 acres. On that property police say Raymond's body was found decaying in a metal box.
"Really shocked to tell you the truth," said Dillsboro resident, Rick Beard. "You never know who's living down the road from ya."
At a nearby restaurant, Janet's Diner in Dillsboro, people were looking at a photo of Raymond Green; trying to place a face with this disturbing story. But it seems the Greens kept to themselves. The town manager of Dillsboro knew Monday someone had died but he didn't know Danielle Green would tell police after they got a search warrant for the metal box that she shot her ex-husband ten times in self defense after he threatened her.
Initially she was telling a different story about her ex-husband coming home from work and getting in a fight with her dog.
Prosecutor Aaron Negangard said, "The dog was very protective and attacked him and killed him. And she also indicated she'd called the police and that she called the coroner and she'd already had the body cremated."
Apparently Raymond Green's family didn't buy Danielle's story and asked police to investigate. That's when the whole story began to unfold.
Police say they had made no runs to the house and have no history of problems with the Greens.
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