Crime Watch 8

88-year-old man found dead in home ruled homicide

UPDATE: Police have identified the man who died as Carl Petroff.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An 88-year-old man found dead in a home in “a nice, quiet area” has been ruled a homicide, according to police.

The man was found inside a home in the 2500 block of Union Street, near Madison Avenue on the near south side, around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when friends came by to see him, according to Officer Genae Cook with the IMPD Public Affairs Office.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and emergency medical professionals responded to the home and pronounced the man dead on the scene.

The man’s death was initially treated as a death investigation, but apparent trauma found on his body led detectives to treat the incident as a homicide.

Police believe the victim lived by himself, and detectives are seeking information from neighbors and people who recently saw the man.

No other information about the victim’s identity was immediately available.

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


Comedian April Macie joins us for a few laughs

You may have seen her on Netflix as part of a Stand-up special, “Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.”

Today on Indy Style, we sit down with Comedian April Macie.

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April Macie was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2006, has appeared on E! Entertainment, Sirius and XM Radio, Access Hollywood, Talk Soup, and HLN. April has appeared on the Howard Stern show where in 2008 she was voted the “Funniest and Hottest” comedian in America. She is also a regular guest on the Bob and Tom radio show and has toured with the Bob & Tom All-Stars. April has appeared on Showtime’s I Am Comic, Vegas Is My Oyster, Snoop Dogg’s: Bad Girls of Comedy, and was the host of the AVN Awards. April has also appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central and Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny on A&E. She also gave a TEDx talk on turning pain into humor. Currently, April travels internationally as a headlining stand-up comedian.

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