Police investigate double homicide after bodies found in alley on east side of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are conducting a double homicide investigation on the east side of Indianapolis where two bodies were found outside in an alley Wednesday.

Police were called to the 3000 block of North Gladstone Avenue, near 30th Street and North Gladstone Avenue, just after 11 a.m. when someone called to report blood was found inside the residence. Just after 1:30 p.m., officers made the gruesome discovery after canvassing the area. They found the bodies of two adult males in the 2900 block of Gladstone Ave.

IMPD says additional officers were dispatched to the scene in order to preserve the crime scene and keep the peace as large crowds gathered in the area. Reporter Jesse Wells described the scene to be very tense as onlookers gathered.

Family members on the scene told FOX59 one of the two male victims was their loved one Mack Taylor, 23. Police confirmed Taylor's identity Thursday and identified the other victim as Alexander Brown, 24. Both men are from Indianapolis.

Residents in the neighborhood expressed they were disturbed by the gory discovery of the bodies.

“It’s terrible. Police are everywhere. People are everywhere,” said neighbor Carrie Davis. “I don’t know how to feel. It’s bad is all I can tell you. It’s bad.”

Police are not saying what may have caused the violence, but they say it started with family searching for one of the victims they thought had been missing.

“Family members had thought they found their missing loved one. They were unofficially missing. They had not been reported missing with our department. Family came here and in that discovery they called police,” said IMPD Sgt. Kendale Adams.

The area near 30th and Sherman has been especially deadly this year with a number of homicides.

Neighbors wish that violence would come to an end.

“It’s violence everywhere, it’s gotta stop. It’s getting old. It’s getting out of hand. There are too many fatherless children, too many mothers burying their babies,” said neighbor Monisha Clay.

There have been no arrests at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.

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