Man arrested after woman’s death on near north side of Indianapolis

Joseph Cruz Gonzalez

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Homicide detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the death of a woman on the near north side.

According to IMPD Public Information Officer Genae Cook, officers arrived to a home in the 200 block of W. 32nd Street around 4 a.m. due to a neighbors overhearing a disturbance between a male and female.

Emergency responders arrived on scene and located a woman upstairs who was suffering from an unspecific trauma to her body, according to Cook. Before the woman could be taken to the hospital, however, she died. She was identified as Sarah “Brianne” Serna.

During the investigation, police interviewed 25-year-old Joseph Cruz Gonzalez and arrested him for his alleged role in Serna’s death. He had allegedly left the scene after the incident.

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