Indianapolis man arrested in connection with murder of woman found in west side pond


Ralph Tait

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Ralph Tait was found guilty of murder in Nov. 2017. He will be sentenced in Jan. 2018.


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indianapolis man has been preliminarily charged with the murder of a woman who was found in a retention pond on the west side.

Homicide detectives arrested Ralph Tait, 38, Wednesday.

The victim, Starr Eldridge, 26, was found near the Mariner’s Village Apartments in the 7100 block of Waterfront Drive Sunday morning.

When detectives found Eldridge’s, they say there were visible signs of trauma. Her exact cause of death has not been released.

If anyone has information about this incident or others, please contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS(8477).

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