Crime Watch 8

Homicide investigation underway on east side

A crime scene is shown in Indianapolis in an undated photo. (WISH Photo, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A homicide investigation is underway on the east side, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Sunday.

Police say officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Moore Avenue around 3:30 a.m. on a report of a woman lying in an alley. They located a woman with undisclosed trauma who was pronounced dead.

According to the Marion County Coroner’s Office, the woman has been identified as 40-year-old Jennifer Butrum. However, the cause of death has not yet been determined.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Michael Wright at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail the detective at Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.


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