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IMPD: Man’s body found outside former IPS school

An IMPD patrol car with illuminated police lights in front of a strip of crime scene tape. (WISH Photo)

UPDATE: The Marion County Coroner’s Office has identified the man found dead outside former IPS School No. 11 as 44-year-old Jose Mathis Jr. Mathis died of gunshot wounds.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man’s body found Monday morning with gunshot wounds on the northeast side of Indianapolis has been ruled a homicide, Indianapolis police said Monday.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says the man’s body was found outside a building just after 9:30 a.m. at 3202 E. 42nd St., which used to be the site of School No. 11 of Indianapolis Public Schools.

IPS says the 40,000-square foot building was sold 10 years ago and is now owned by a a church called Evolve Group International, which is renovating it with plans to create an education center.

The Marion County Coroner’s Office will determine the man’s cause of death and his identity.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the IMPD homicide office at 317-327-3475.

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