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Coroner: Woman found dead in Lafayette was shot

A shield logo is displayed on a Lafayette Police Department vehicle. (File Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — The death of a 28-year-old woman found Tuesday morning in Lafayette has been ruled a homicide.

The Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman found dead in the 900 block of Southlea Drive Tuesday as Amber Barrett. According to the coroner’s office, Barrett died from a gunshot wound.

Lafayette Police Department responded to the area, which is a residential area southeast of the intersection of Beck Lane and South Ninth Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday.

An officer found Barrett dead inside a home.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the police department at (765) 807-1200 or the WeTip Hotline at (800) 782-7463.

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