IMPD identifies man man found dead inside car on near northwest side


Police at scene on Sept. 21, 2016

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indianapolis police continue to investigate a mysterious death at an apartment complex on the city's near northwest side.

Officers were called to the 3300 block of W. 33rd Street around 5:15 a.m., where they found the victim’s body in the back seat of a car.

Detectives still have a lot to figure out but they are treating the case as a homicide.

The first officers on scene found the victim with a head wound slumped over the seat.   Initially police said the victim had been shot in the head, but later backtracked on the exact nature of the head injury.

The commander on scene made it clear the investigation would take time.

“You have to be really careful when it comes to moving the body and interviewing people because all those things could be part of a probable cause.  So we’ll take time with this as we do on any of the death investigations or homicide investigations,” said IMPD commander Michael Jefferson.

After the sun came up, some of the victim’s friends and family showed up to the scene and claim the 23-year-old victim, who they identified as Renote Hall, had been missing for several days.

It’s not clear how long the man had been in the backseat of the car before being discovered.  Police are also not sure if the killing even took place at the apartment complex or not.

Right now homicide detectives are still actively investigating all those questions.

Throughout the day several neighbors said they were shocked at the killing, but said they did not see or hear anything suspicious.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call IMPD or Crime Stoppers.

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