UPDATE: Officials identify woman whose body was found wrapped in blanket as 65-year-old Indy woman
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police are conducting a death investigation after a woman’s body was found wrapped in a blanket early Friday morning.
Police were called to the 1400 block of East Washington Street around 3:30 a.m. after a passerby discovered the body in the corner of an abandoned lot that police believe was the deceased may have used as a makeshift shelter. The woman, later identified as 65-year-old Margaret Means, was found dead in a blanket with blood coming out of it.
4 Fast Facts
- Woman found dead in abandoned east side lot
- Police said blanket had blood coming out of it
- A passerby found her and called 911
- Police suspect foul play in woman’s death
“Someone called 911 and stated that they believed a female was in the corner and that we needed to check her welfare,” said Capt. Harold Turner with IMPD. “Officers arrived and did find an adult female in on the corner of the parking lot.”
Turner said homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate. During the initial stages of the investigation, authorities stated there was enough evidence to indicate the possibility of foul play.
“Homicide is on scene and they have ordered crime lab,” he said. “It is still very early in the investigation but this is being treated as a homicide and a criminal investigation at this time.”
An autopsy completed Friday revealed the woman died from multiple sharp force trauma injuries. Her cause of death was ruled a homicide.