INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly six years after an Indianapolis man was found dead in an alleyway, police are continuing to look for answers.

Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana said detectives with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch Cold Case Unit are asking for help investigating the murder of Dwight White.

White was experiencing homelessness until one of his family members picked him up from a park on March 23, taking him to his home. However, White wasn’t there when he got home from work though.

They stayed in phone contact until just after midnight when White was last seen by a security guard at the Community Spirit Liquor Store in the 2800 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street. White told his family member that he was trying to get some money.

That was the last time White’s family member would ever speak to him.

Scene of shooting on March 24, 2016

On March 24, 2016, a person driving in the area near the 800 block of West 26th Street saw White in the alley. The passerby stopped to check on him. only to discover he was dead. Police said it appeared he had been shot.

“He wasn’t a threat to anybody. He had been around that area forever and someone just took his life and that’s a shame,” said Rosenberg.

At the time, police expressed frustration at the challenges of getting people to talk to police about shootings.

“You always hear rumors in the neighborhood about what happened and who was involved, but we can’t get enough people to come forward,” said Reverend Charles Harrison.

Because the crime scene is just south of reverend Harrison’s church, the Ten Point Coalition responded to the homicide six years ago.

Harrison admits convincing people in the area to trust and speak with police remains difficult today, the same as it was in 2016.

“The most frustrating thing is the code of silence in the neighborhood. It is our greatest challenge,” said Harrison. “I know there’s people in the neighborhood who are aware about what happened and who is responsible and I hope they do the right thing.”

“He’s one of ours. He’s an Indianapolis kid. His family is from here. His family deserves a little bit of peace and a little bit of justice,” said Rosenberg.

Anyone with information about the homicide of Dwight White is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.