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Victims Assistance Unit overwhelmed after murders

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The work load at Indianapolis Metropolitan Police headquarters has been overwhelming for those helping community members on North Harding Street impacted by the quadruple homicide. Ten case workers were assigned to the Victims Assistance Unit. Their phones have been ringing around the clock.

The Marion County Coroner identified the four victims: 18-year-old Dayvon Whitlock, 32-year-old Tiara Turner, 41-year-old Terri Bettie and 48-year-old Sherry Taylor.

“Each victim was shot multiple times and the house where the bodies were found showed signs of forced entry,” said IMPD officer Christopher Wilburn. “The home appeared to be ransacked.”

“It’s important that people receive support. This isn’t just a job to me. I plan on attending all four funerals,” said IMPD Chief Rick Hite.

Lisa Brown with the Victims Assistance Unit put together a list of resources, meetings and counseling sessions. They are free to community members impacted by the recent homicides. The hotline is 317-327-3331

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