Police identify body found in southwest side ditch

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Investigators at the scene on Nov. 12, 2015

UPDATE (Nov. 13, 2015) — Police have identified the victim as Derrico Taylor, 26. His death was ruled a homicide by the coroner. According to police, Taylor’s family said he had been missing for two days. His car was found burned out and IMPD towed it away before starting the investigation.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 12, 2015) – Police were investigating after a body was found in a ditch on the southwest side of Indianapolis.

According to Indianapolis Metropolitan police dispatchers, officers were sent to the area near West Hanna Avenue and South High School Road south of Indianapolis International Airport.

The call came in around 11 a.m. Investigators said an airport maintenance crew saw the body while driving on an access road.

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