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INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 19, 2014) — When the owner of a south side dog shelter arrived to feed her animals Sunday morning, she discovered a body inside her building.

Indianapolis Metropolitan homicide detectives said they could not determine if the body was male or female or its cause of death.

A volunteer at the All About Dogs Rescue in the 1800 block of South Belmont Avenue said that founder Jennifer Fodera was not available for comment but that the shelter was not closed and the animals were being taken care of.

On Jan. 16 Animal Control officers inspected the site for code violations and informed Fodera of improvements that would be required.

She also told officers that two homeless men and their dog were staying at the shelter.

Officers told Fodera the guests would have to vacate the room where they stayed.

Investigators will rely on the Marion County Coroner to identify the body and determine the cause of death.

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