Police ID four people killed inside southeast side home, ‘not a random act’

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2014) — Police are investigating the fatal shootings of four people in a southeast side home Thursday night.

Indianapolis Metropolitan police identified the victims Friday morning:

  • Hayley Navarra, 21
  • Kristy Mae Sanchez, 22
  • Jacob Rodemich, 43
  • Walter Burnell, 47
South side homicide victims
From left to right: Hayley Navarra, Kristy Mae Sanchez, Jacob Rodemich, and Walter Burnell (Photos from IMPD)

Around 8 p.m. Thursday, IMPD and Beech Grove police responded to a 911 call that referenced bodies found in a home in the 3200 block of South Parker Avenue.

After obtaining a search warrant, homicide detectives confirmed that four bodies, two males and two females, were found inside the house suffering from obvious signs of trauma.

Family members at the scene Friday morning told FOX59 News that they’re related to a female victim who was 21 years old. Police later identified the victim as Hayley Navarra.

“Her mom is just torn up,” said Darrell Grable, who described himself as that victim’s uncle.

“[My niece] was a good person.  We always joked around, wrestled.  What you guys see here, this is not really her.  She’s just in bad times, rough times.”

Investigators said the shootings didn’t appear to be a random act. They have no motives and no suspects.

“I would like to know who did it.  That’s all,” Grable said.  “If they can come forward and face the consequences, that’s all we want. We want closure.”

Anyone with information should call IMPD homicide detectives at (317) 327.3475. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers of Indiana at (317) 262.TIPS (8477). Callers may also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).

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