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IMPD: Death of man found ‘sitting in chair,’ ‘breathing irregularly’ deemed a homicide

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Details are few, but Indianapolis police say the Monday death of a man at a home on the west side has been deemed a homicide.

An Indianapolis police homicide incident report named the man as Travis Clayton Wade, 64. The report says an argument was the motive, and the weapons were “hands, feet, teeth, etc.”

The release said officers arrived about 10:30 p.m. Monday and talked to people in the household in the 500 block of South Holt Road. That’s in a residential area between Washington Street and the I-70 interchange.

The release said that household members “said the decedent was sitting in a chair and noticed he started breathing irregularly.”

Medics determined the man died at the home.

No other details on the homicide were immediately shared publicly.

Anyone with information was asked to call IMPD Detective Sgt. Michael Duke at the homicide office at 317-327-3475 or e-mail him at

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