Woman found dead in alley on Indy’s near east side; homicide investigation underway

Indianapolis Area Crime

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INDIANAPOLIS — A homicide investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in an alley on the near east side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

At about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police were called to the 2800 block of Moore Avenue on a report of a woman laying in an alley.

Officers arrived to find a woman with “undisclosed trauma.” She was pronounced dead at the scene. On Monday, she was identified as Jennifer Butrum, 40.

Homicide detectives responded to conduct an investigation. The Marion County Coroner’s Office will determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information should call Detective Michael Wright with the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or email him at Michael.Wright@indy.gov

IMPD noted that is the first homicide incident in Indianapolis since September 7.

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