Police locate stolen vehicle in connection with fatal north side home invasion

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Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have located a vehicle that was stolen after a fatal home invasion last Friday.

Police said the stolen 2009 black Hyundai Sonata was located on the city’s near north side in the 500 block of W. 42nd St. No one was with or in the vehicle at the time of the discovery.

Officers have been searching for the vehicle in connection with the homicide of 67-year-old Thomas Teffft, who was fatally shot in the garage of his north side home at 86th Street and Harcourt Springs.

Police said the suspect then stole Tefft’s car and fled the scene. The car was towed to a secure site for forensic processing.

Police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.


  • Just Saying

    You can bet the creep lives somewhere in that area. Anyone helping him hide should be prosecuted right along with him. There should be an eye for an eye in this case

    • anon

      Same here! Hopefully whoever stole the car left lots of fingerprints or other DNA evidence, like hair, and is in the system; I'm sure this isn't their 1rst criminal act. Hopefully processing can match fingerprints or DNA to someone in the database. Glad they finally found the car!

    • Gat273

      "Anyone helping him hide should be prosecuted right along with him"

      Do you mean anyone who is actively hiding a known killer should be prosecuted?

      How many killers outside of TV turn up and let someone know they're responsible for a highly publicized killing and ask for refuge?

      • anon

        Good point; most people that brutal aren't going to confess; if they do it'll probably be to someone who can't repeat it, like a shrink or a priest. I doubt that whoever did this has a conscience to make them feel guilty ofr killing that poor man in cold blood!

  • Susan C

    I really hope they get this buzzard. These people did not deserve this. Please Lord God, reveal who this person is in Jesus' Name!

    • Gat273

      And after Jesus reveals this person(s) then what? WWJD?

      I think he would let them slide on this. Are you praying that Jesus forgives them or what?

      And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sin.

      Mark 11:25

      But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

      Matthew 5:44-45

  • Larsa

    I've said it before and I'll say it again, the story being told about this crime makes no sense. she didn't see the attacker because she was hiding and he was wearing a ski mask and she also describes his appearance. weird. and no, I'm not denying crime like this takes place. I used to live on the east side and I moved the he## out of there because of crime. Still, this story stinks to high heaven. no disrespct to the innocent victim in this case intended.

    • Gat273

      "Still, this story stinks to high heaven. no disrespct to the innocent victim in this case intended."

      My thoughts exactly. How did this guy pick this house, what kind of home invader steals a car but no money? There's more to this than meets the eye.

      I wouldn't be surprised if they know the person who did this. I'm not suggesting any funny business on the victim's part however.

      It's always possible this was random.

    • What?

      Of course she was "hiding". Bet you'd feel different if this happened to you or your parents. What did you expect her to do tackle the black dudes with the guns after they just killed her husband in cold blood?

  • effin_fedup

    500 W. 42nd….dozens of cops had to have driven by it in the last week…Maybe could have spotted it if they weren't trying to get that last donut out of the bag on their lap.

    • anon

      Lol! Now I have a sudden, inexplicable craving for Krispy Kreme! Thanks a lot for putting that in my head!

      Maybe they hid it in a garage for a while, then got careless. Or maybe it was just dumped there today.

    • Gat273

      "dozens of cops had to have driven by it in the last week"

      Dozens…Now that's a nice fat number and would make sense assuming that car had been sitting their for a week..

  • Guest

    If this was a white than murdered a black, the "community" old be screaming for hate crime charges. Since this was a black that murdered a white, then you hear nothing from the good reverends. I wonder why that is?

  • Bruester

    Im afraid that too much time has past.But we can hope that this animal gets caught However, from the location I think that its pretty safe to assume that the urban primates prints will be all over this car

  • FinallyFoundit

    Some of you guys are hilarious, I agree about the 10 point retards, where have they been in this case? Also made me want to go buy some donuts lol. I'm glad they found Mr. Tefft's car today, have no idea how long it was there but at least now the police have it and are processing it for evidence. They will catch the guy(s) responsible and they can go join the rest of their family at Michigan city. Take some of the 10 point retards with you…..

    • effin_fedup

      I am sure they will find some DNA in the car…D.A.N. probably wiped some boogers somewhere or left a roach or two behind.

      • Gat273

        "am sure they will find some DNA"

        I'll bet you're right. The cops


        A quirky emo/punk rocking girl


        A BBW (big beautiful woman)computer expert


        An older white guy with a British accent

        will find compelling evidence that give the man reason to drag the killer in within 28 minutes.

        At 35 minutes, they'll trick the guy(or in a plot twist his mom or gay lover or high school basketball coach will convince the fool to confess)to put himself neck deep into the murder.

        Que segue way music.

        At 37 minute the jury will return with a guilty verdict.

        Sentencing will go down at 42 minutes.

        Roll end credits.

  • KC

    The murderer lives near by and is a neighbors. He is a POS that lives with his mama, baby mama or thirsty girlfriend in the area. A known violent criminal setting that dumped the car and went back home. He is being assisted by family….drug addict murderer that preyed on the couple the attack was calculated. Jail is not punishment for people with that mentality. Free housing, food, education and pool of available lovers. His baby mamas and family will provide him goods and money. Some thirsty chick will marry him and use resources to fund him and his prison lovers …..a decent hard working man is dead in his grave a family has suffered a total loss. A wife and mother will go to her grave with a heavy heart full of fear. America warehousing vicious murders is just wrong!

    • LrJ

      So if the perp was white would it be ok to call him a white trash honky? Urban primate? Wow, how ignorant you all are…surprise nobody has wiped you you all off the earth yet…God doesn't like ugly, and you reap what you sow…and no matter the race this is a sad situation and I definately wouldn't wish this on anyone.

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