Watch the press conference that took place Friday evening above.
BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Police in Brownsburg have arrested two Indianapolis teens for the murder of 74-year-old Alice Wright.
On Friday afternoon, police took Arion Cruthird, 19, of Indianapolis, and Keisha Summerhill, 18, of Indianapolis, into custody for the murder of Wright.
During the press conference, police said the teens are dating and Summerhill was a previous nurse’s aide for the husband of Alice Wright.
They were reportedly located in the 2300 block of LaSalle and were arrested without incident. Police said Summerhill was arrested first as she was walking to her car. Cruthrid reportedly retreated inside the home once he saw officers. Within five minutes, he surrendered.
The daughter of Wright unlocked the front door of her parent’s house shortly before 9 a.m. on Jan. 7 to find Wright dead and her disabled father on the floor near his wheelchair.
“Our number one goal is to bring justice to that family and to make sure to prosecute and put away the people who did it,” explains Sgt. April Hyde, with the Brownsburg Police Department.
Police said the motive seemed to be robbery, as items were missing from the home.
An autopsy was performed on Monday and results concluded that the manner of death was a homicide. Authorities said the cause of death was multiple traumas that complicated her hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues. At this point police do not believe other suspects are involved.
On Saturday afternoon, the family released the following statement:
“The love of Kerney’s life, his wife of 39 years, and his full-time caregiver, Alice, was tragically taken from him January 6th. Kerney has disabilitating medical conditions that will require entry into a skilled nursing facility. Please show your support for Kerney and Alice by contributing to Kerney’s ongoing medical expenses and with your prayers. Kerney and his family thank you.”
To donate to their GoFundMe, click here.