IMPD launches homicide investigation after woman found inside medical office on northwest side

Crime in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metro Police Department is investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead inside a medical office building on Indy’s northwest side.

According to police, officers were sent to the location in the 3800 block of Shore Drive around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers quickly spotted a car covered in blood and evidence of a violent crime scattered between two medical buildings.

“They went into the building to investigate believing someone may have been hurt and when they got inside they located an unresponsive female,” said IMPD Officer Genae Cook.

Police say the victim was found dead in a vacant medical office adjacent to a physical therapy business, with obvious trauma to her body.

Right now police believe the woman who was killed likely knew the person responsible.

“Detectives believe this was not a random act of violence. This is something possibly between two people that were known to each other,” said Cook.

Several family members gathered at the scene just north of 38th Street near 465, where they say the woman worked to clean the medical buildings overnight.

Her death marks the 234th homicide of the year in Indianapolis.

So far police could not release any suspect information, but because the homicide does not appear to involve strangers, they remind everyone that better conflict resolution is the key to saving lives.

“Start communicating with each other and if you don’t like how it is going, walk away,” said Cook. “You cannot solve a problem by pulling a weapon out and shooting them or hurting them.“

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Christopher Edwards at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail her at Christopher.Edwards@indy.gov  . 

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