Police work to identify killer in Amanda Blackburn murder investigation

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UPDATE: IMPD released surveillance photos of a person of interest Monday evening.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 16, 2015) – IMPD investigators are not ready to release surveillance images in the Amanda Blackburn murder case. Police spent the weekend following up on leads and working to identify the person captured on surveillance video in Blackburn’s neighborhood.

“At this time our investigators have not authorized that photo for release, obviously it’s a balance of ensuring that we give information that is publicly available while also balancing the integrity of our case,” said Lt. Richard Riddle with IMPD.

Police said the suspected killer, who has yet to be identified, was captured on surveillance video walking on two different streets in the subdivision. They believe that same person broke into a home a few doors down from the Blackburns’ house. Police say the burglar saw another opportunity when Davey Blackburn, Amanda’s husband, left for the gym early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened at the couple’s home in the 2800 block of Sunnyfield Court. Days later neighbors passed out flyers advertising a reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

IMPD is leading the investigation but the department is receiving assistance from the FBI. Local investigators talked with federal officials over the weekend. According to those officials, the FBI is ready to provide investigative and technical resources.

“They have a lot of resources at their immediate disposal that we do not, they have the capabilities to do things from a technological side that we just can’t do internally right now,” said Riddle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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