INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - After more than seven years, an Indianapolis detective says he's cracked a murder case that had fallen into the cold case files.
Homeless man Jesus "Antonio" Echavarria was killed in December 2004. He was found shot to death on the west side. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Detective Jeff Wager canvassed the neighborhood and had leads, but they dried up after five months. There were no witnesses to the murder.
This month, detectives got word from someone who wanted to help with the murder case. After investigating, officers arrested 54-year-old Tyreese Taylor for Echavarria's murder.
Taylor served 22 years for a 1980 murder conviction in Indianapolis. He was being held at the Marion County Jail without bond.
Thousands of people in Indianapolis were without power early Thursday morning.
Hoosiers saw unbearably cold temperatures Thursday morning.
Mintonye Elementary School may be ready to open in August, but Southwestern Middle School won't be ready. That's the preliminary assessment Superintendent Scott Hanback told the Tippecanoe School Corporation school board Wednesday evening.