Indianapolis woman murdered left in cornfield; authorities searching for answers

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By Marisela Burgos

GREENFIELD – Hancock County detectives are waiting for autopsy results to determine how a woman was murdered after she was found in a cornfield.

Katrina Miller, 23, was found Thursday after 7:30 p.m. Two missionaries, who happened to be riding their bikes in the area, found her and called 911.

James Rammell and Ezra Segura had stopped for a quick break, after doing missionary work, near the intersection of 800 W and 350 N in Hancock County. They had been taking pictures in the cornfield, when they spotted something.

“We were taking some pictures and were just about to leave the corn. We looked over and it really didn't click in my head what it was, but I asked what it was and he (James Rammell) said it was a body,” Segura said.

Miller is from Indianapolis. Miller’s sister told us off camera she saw her July 10th. Then, the next time someone heard from her was on the 19th, when she texted her mother. Miller’s family suspected something was wrong because she had not checked in on her 2-year-old daughter.

Miller’s family filed a missing person’s report around 6 p.m. Thursday, which was about two hours before authorities found her body.

“I never thought that that would be something I’d find in my life,” Segura said.

Authorities are investigating the case. Detectives have classified this case as a homicide. If anyone has any information about this case, they are urged to contact the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at (317) 477-1147.

“If there’s anything we could do to provide any comfort for them –like- we’d do whatever we can. I hope the detectives find out how it happened and just to give them any sort of closure that they need,” Segura said.

Miller’s family planned a vigil tonight in honor of Katrina. It will be at 9 p.m. at Garfield Park. Miller is the youngest of 4 children. She has one sister and two brothers.

“I’m glad she was found as soon as possible,” Rammell said.

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