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Human remains found in woods on southeast side; homicide investigation underway

Tip led to discovery of dead woman in woods

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The discovery of a woman’s remains in the woods on Indianapolis’ southeast side on Sunday morning has prompted a homicide investigation.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of South Keystone Avenue on a report of possible human remains in the woods just after 10 a.m. Sunday, according to a release on Tuesday.

IMPD said Wednesday that a tip is what led them to discover the dead woman they found in the woods on the southeast side.

The woman has been identified as Tara Capps. The Marion County Coroner’s Office has not released an official cause of death.

A police report says Capps was found on a trial behind the Tyson Foods distribution center on South Keystone Avenue.

IMPD Officer Amanda Hibschman said Wednesday, “This is something that no family deserves to go through or experience. So, our hearts are with them during this investigation. This is a very active investigation, and, hopefully in the next few days, we can learn more about what happened to hold those responsible accountable.”

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Ingram at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail the detective at

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