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Police identify decomposed body found Monday on city’s northeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 3, 2014)–Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers were dispatched to the 2000 block North Columbia Avenue on the report of a body found in a vacant lot on Monday.

Officers arrived and confirmed the report just before 1:15 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, they said the body was too decomposed to identify.

IMPD announced Tuesday that the deceased is Loy E. Ofsthun, 56, Indianapolis.

Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Homicide investigators at 317-327-3475. If they wish to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477).  Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274637(CRIMES). This media advisory will be updated once we learn more information.