Police still working on 2013’s unsolved murders

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INDIANAPOLIS – As 2013 comes to an end, Indianapolis Metro Police detectives are still working on some 30 unsolved murder cases from this year.

Up to this point in the year, IMPD has investigated 109 murders. Last year at this time, the number was at 89.

“We are at a point now where enough is enough,” said Chris Wilburn, the department’s public information officer.

However, justice is being served. IMPD detectives currently have a 72% clearance rate, which means they have solved almost three-quarters of all murders committed this year. There are about 30 unsolved cases left and police aren’t giving up.

Police recently asked the public to help them find a suspect in the murder of 19-year-old Anthony Lloyd who was killed in September. Police are still searching for 18-year-old Josiah Keyes.

Even though the first 48 hours are crucial for detectives in a murder case, Wilburn said police can still solve these crimes with the public’s help.

“We need the public’s assistance. I think that’s the message. We cannot do this by ourselves,” said Wilburn.

If you have any information on an unsolved murder, call police or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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