Men detained could hold the answers in the Amanda Blackburn case

Crime Watch 8

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – According to sources within the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, three men have been held for questioning in the Amanda Blackburn murder.

Blackburn’s husband a local pastor found his 28-year-old wife inside their home critically injured on the 2800 block of Sunnyfield Court.

The three were called persons of interest.

Sources tell 24-Hour News 8 that two of the three are being held in custody on unrelated charges. It’s expected the department will attempt to hold the other person until more information is learned in the investigation.

IMPD sent a vague description Thursday afternoon only admitting that people were being questioned who may have information in the investigation.

“Investigators continue to follow up on all investigative leads in the murder of Amanda Blackburn. We continue to talk with individuals who may have some knowledge of the case. We will keep you posted on any new developments. No other information is available at this time,” said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in a release.

Since the investigation started, sources have repeatedly said that DNA will help detectives solve the Blackburn murder. Those detectives submitted DNA evidence from the Blackburn home, from a neighbor’s house down the street that was burglarized and also from a stolen SUV used a getaway car found near 40th Street and Rookwood Avenue.

Last week, the same sources admitted that a suspect used Blackburn’s debit card at an ATM, but the suspect’s face was heavily covered.

Forensic investigators are using items collected inside the scene of Blackburn’s home. Those close to investigation say Blackburn was shot three times: once in the hand, torso and head.

As of now, IMPD has declined to talk about a possible arrest in the Blackburn murder investigation.

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