Family holds vigil hoping for answers to an unsolved Indy murder

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police and an Indianapolis family are pleading for the public’s help to solve the murder of 51-year-old woman who died four years ago.

Sherese Bingham, of Indianapolis, was gunned down with her own gun while walking her dogs at the White River State Park December 12, 2012. Police said the death was not a suicide and believe whoever shot the woman was close to her because of her aggressive dogs.

Officers said the two German Shepherds Bingham was walking that night guarded her body after her death and family said for someone to get close to enough to shoot her likely knew the dogs.

“They would have to been around the dogs all the time or live with the dogs,” Keith Walker, Bingham’s brother, said.

Walker helped organize a prayer vigil Monday night, the four year anniversary of her death. He said he held the event to draw more attention to his sister’s case and hopes someone will come forward with new information.

“If you’ve seen anything, any vehicle, any person or anything or anybody arguing,” Walker said. “If you can go back and take your mind back, help us out to bring closure to this family.”

Indiana State Police Sgt. Rich Myers was there the night of the murder in 2012 and said this is a case that still haunts detectives.

Law enforcement did arrest and charge Bingham’s husband at the time of the murder, but those charges were later dismissed because of inconclusive cell phone evidence.

“We are unfortunately at a standstill,” Myers said. “Our leads have been exhausted to the point we need somebody to come forward with that one piece of information that one little bit of ‘well I don’t think this is important enough to contact the police, but it is’ piece of information so we can get the person responsible for this.”

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.

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