The coroner on Tuesday announced that Jennifer Lynn Lewis’ cause of death was a single gunshot wound and ruled her death a homicide.

“At this time Franklin Police Department detectives continue to investigate and gather evidence,” FPD said Tuesday after the coroner’s ruling. “The Franklin Police Department will continue to update media as the investigation allows.”


FRANKLIN, Ind. — What was originally called in as a suicide is now being called a “suspicious” death by police in Franklin. The man who let police inside the home where the body was found has been arrested.

The Franklin Police Dept. confirmed that around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, a dead woman was found at a home on Woodfield Boulevard.

FPD officers arrived after being called for a suicide death and spoke with a man, identified as 49-year-old Johnathan Baker of Franklin, who was inside the house.

Baker let the officers in, where they found the dead woman, identified by FPD and family as Jennifer Lewis. He was subsequently arrested, FPD said, for probation violation and possession of handguns.

Johnathan Baker

The FPD has begun an investigation into Lewis’ death, which they have called “suspicious”, in collaboration with the Indiana State Police crime lab. Officials said an autopsy will be performed on the victim Monday.

“The investigation continues and is ongoing at this time,” FPD said in a release. “Further details and information will be released as the investigation progresses.”

A neighbor told FOX59 there is a history of domestic violence at the home.

“Further, we would like the citizens and residents of Franklin to know the neighborhood is safe,” FPD said. “We do not believe there is reason for concern of further danger related to this incident.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.