Coroner’s office rules Oct. death of woman in Indianapolis as homicide


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INDIANAPOLIS —  The Marion County Coroner’s Office has ruled the death of a woman in October as a homicide, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Just before 7:30 p.m. on October 9 of 2020, IMPD officers were called to the 2500 block of English Avenue on a report of a possible death. 

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive woman. IEMS took her to the hospital in critical condition. Despite the best life-saving efforts, she was pronounced dead on October 19.

Investigators responded and began their investigation on October 10.

On Tuesday, the Marion County Coroner’s Office ruled this to be a homicide, according to IMPD. MCCO says the woman — identified as 31-year-old Brittany Burns — died of mixed modality trauma, including asphyxia and blunt force injuries.

Anyone with information should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 or (TIPS).

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