Fishers police step up patrols, try to calm worried residents after homicide

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FISHERS, Ind. (Nov. 3, 2014)-- There are new clues, but no answers, in the murder of an elderly Fishers man, but people in the central Indiana suburb are being warned to be on alert.

There’s lots of unease in Fishers as investigators head into night three of the murder investigation, in a community where crimes like that simply do not happen.

Fishers has been billed as one of the safest suburbs in the country. Monday night, residents were still on edge, and police stepped up patrols.

“We are increasing our presence in the area, so that we, we want to make people feel more comfortable,” said Sgt. Tom Weger, with Fishers Police.

Fishers Police are tracking clues, leads, and tips in the murder of 73-year-old Henry Kim.

A person walking a dog found Kim’s body Saturday night around 7 p.m. at Windermere park, near 96th Street and Mollenkopf Road.

Fishers Police revealed Monday that Kim had been shot at least once and his throat was cut. The motive remains unclear, while neighbors remain uneasy.

“It’s too close to home for us, really. I do like to take walks like that man did, and it’s just way too close,” said Renee King on Monday night.

Dive crews searched a nearby pond for evidence Monday.

Police said there’s a person of interest, a man they want to talk to. He was riding a dark mountain bike and wearing a dark green helmet that covered his face.

As for Fishers police, this is a position they are not usually in, reminding people to not let their guard down, knowing a suburban killer is out there somewhere.

“This is a very dangerous person, and at this point we don’t know who he is or where he is. We’re encouraging people to take extra precautions until we locate this person,” said Weger.

Kim’s autopsy was performed Monday afternoon. The coroner confirms that he was shot three times - once in the left cheek, once in the back, and once in the left upper arm.

Kim also had a deep incised wound across the front of his neck.

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