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IMPD: Death of man found in vehicle ruled homicide

An IMPD patrol car with illuminated red and blue lights. (WISH Photo from video)

UPDATE: James Milton Jr. died by multiple stab wounds. His death was ruled a homicide by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The death of a man found Sunday in a vehicle on the east side of Indianapolis is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

Just before 11 p.m., Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers were asked to check on a person in the 3600 block of LaSalle Street. That’s a residential area near 38th Street and Sherman Drive, a few blocks east of Fall Creek.

Officers arrived and found a man unresponsive inside a vehicle. He had “injuries consistent with trauma” and was pronounced dead at the scene, IMPD said in a statement.

The man was identified as 47-year-old James Milton Jr., the Marion County Coroner’s Office said Monday.

Police were still investigating and did not share any suspect information. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Detective Gregory Shue at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.