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IMPD investigates death near 16th and Meridian streets

Lights flash on a police vehicle. An Indianapolis man was shot and killed by Anderson police on June 1, 2024, after officers attempted to serve him an arrest warrant. (WISH Photo)

Latest: The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the woman who died as 29-year-old Donavin Whisler.

UPDATE: IMPD says the death of the female found unresponsive near 16th and Meridian streets early Friday was not a homicide.

“Given the uncertainty at the scene, detectives treated it as a homicide investigation out of an abundance of caution. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will provide the manner and cause of death at the appropriate time,” IMPD Public Information Officer Lt. Shane Foley said in a release.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis police are investigating after a female was found deceased near the intersection of 16th and Meridian streets early Friday.

Around 2:20 a.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a report of a person down near the intersection.

Officers arrived and found the female unresponsive. She was declared dead at the scene.

“After the female was examined on scene by the deputy coroner, homicide detectives are now treating this as a homicide investigation,” IMPD said in a release.

Homicide detectives have not identified any suspects and no arrests have been made.

Sixteenth Street was closed between Pennsylvania and Meridian streets but reopened around 7:30 a.m. Friday.

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