IMPD investigating homicide after 52-year-old woman found dead on southwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – IMPD homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found Wednesday night on the southwest side.

Police were called to the 5600 block of Dollar Forge Dr. just after 10 p.m.

The body was later confirmed as a 52-year-old woman and who showed obvious signs of blunt force trauma, according to IMPD. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified Thursday as Joann Highwood.

Highwood’s cause of death is still being determined.

Anyone with information about the case should call the IMPD Homicide Officer at (317) 327-3843 or  Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477).