Body found inside burned truck on near northeast side

Photo from IMPD

Photo from IMPD

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Metropolitan police are investigating an early Wednesday morning death in which the victim’s body was found in a burned-out truck on the near northeast side.

According to IMPD, the investigation began as a vehicle fire in the 3600 block of Dearborn Avenue. The Indianapolis Fire Department responded; after the fire was out, crews found the body in the pickup and called police.

4 Fast Facts

  • Police investigating death on near northeast side
  • Man’s body found inside burned-out truck on Dearborn Avenue
  • IFD responded and called police after finding the victim
  • Police were waiting on autopsy results to learn how the man died

The man had suffered obvious signs of trauma from the fire. Detectives weren’t sure if he suffered any other trauma to the body and were waiting on autopsy results for more information.

IMPD said it was investigating whether the incident was related to an earlier homicide in the 2700 block of Lullwater Lane. A 22-year-old man was found lying in the street after being shot in the head. Police said they hadn’t connected the two cases but weren’t ruling out the possibility that they were related.

The deaths were part of a string of deadly crimes around Indianapolis that started Tuesday night.

Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, a 22-year-old man was shot to death in the 4000 block of Windhill Drive. Two hours later, police investigated another homicide in which a 25-year-old man was shot in the 5000 block of Audrey Circle.