Death investigation underway after body found near 38th and Mitthoeffer


INDIANAPOLIS — Homicide detectives are investigating after a person was found dead on the northeast side early Friday morning

At approximately 1:40 a.m., IMPD officers responded to the 9000 block of East 38th Street near Mitthoeffer Road for an unresponsive person. 

IEMS pronounced a woman, later identified as 50-year-old Shanel Smith, deceased at the scene. 

A death investigation is now underway.

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Marion County Coroner’s office.

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