Murder victim’s mother see parallels in other killings
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Whenever Jacquelyn Beasley watches television and sees a report on the latest killings in Indianapolis, she connects the dots with her own son’s unsolved murder.
“It all fits in the age range of the brackets of my son so I know that some of these people that are committing these crimes that they know something and they’re affiliated with people that know something,” said Beasley. “I think Dominc got involved with the wrong people for one, got hisself wrapped up in a situation as far as trying to make fast money and he didn’t make good on his deliveries and so therefore someone put a hit out on him.”
Dominic Amey’s body was found in the backyard of an abandoned home in the 3300 block of North Wallace Avenue on October 8, 2014 and is the most recent case to be profiled on “Indy’s Unsolved.”
Inside the house, police also discovered the body of Eric Mathis, though investigators think the two men were not killed at the same time.
“I talked to him October 2. He had came to his sister’s house and met us there and had told us that someone had shot up his house the night before,” said Beasley. “He said he was going to be hanging out with one of his mob guys known as Little Mack.”
Beasley says she was told Amey possibly crossed an associate of the Grundy Crew, a notorious northside drug gang suspected of approximately two dozen unsolved murders that occurred around the same time as the killings on North Wallace.
“The last thing I remember my son telling me was, ‘Mom, I sold my gun. I don’t have any enemies. I’m not afraid. I’m trying to do the right thing,’” recalled Beasley. “They say your past catches up with your future so maybe something he’s done in the past led up to his future.”
Beasley has remained in touch with IMPD Assistant Chief Randy Taylor whose assignment is to not only supervise investigations but also update families and pass on their tips.
“Summer is fastly approaching,” said Beasley, “and its not getting any better with these homicides and these murders out here so if we can just get a hold on them and get a grip on them maybe we can make a difference in someone else’s life so they don’t have to go through what we have to go through.”
Beasley has posted posters with her son’s photograph on light poles throughout the eastside, asking for information, ever hopeful that any tip may solve a murder, even if its not Dominic’s.
IMPD Chief Troy Riggs says more cases are being solved recently, because of an increase in tips and cooperation from witnesses and family members.