Police frustrated with lack of tips in quadruple homicide case

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 24, 2015) – Relatives marked the three month anniversary of a shooting that claimed four lives. Police have not made any arrests and months later detectives do not believe they are any closer to finding a suspect.

On March 24, police found four bodies at a home in the 3100 block of N. Harding. The investigation continues but police say they have received very few tips for a case like this. Detectives followed up on tips that came in through Crime Stoppers and visited prisons in hopes of finding information.

“It’s very unusual because a case of this magnitude we haven’t gotten really any tips or leads solid leads,” said Detective Marcus Kennedy with IMPD’s Homicide Unit.

Detective Kennedy recently followed up on information that someone from Michigan was possibly involved in the crime. He visited Detroit to meet with police there but nothing panned out.

Another unusual aspect of the case is the location where police recovered a car stolen from the home during the murders. Police found the stolen car in an alley near 16 and Livingston. The car was dumped with the keys on the seat and door left open. Crime scene investigators processed the vehicle for possible DNA evidence.

Family members of the victims remain optimistic that police will make an arrest. April Richardson lost her niece in the shooting.

“It’s been very hard, it’s been very hard for all of us just you know not knowing,” said Richardson.

The house where the shooting happened is about to undergo a big renovation. A non-profit called Be More Positive bought the home and plans to turn it into a neighborhood center. Richardson and other relatives are excited to see something positive come out of the tragedy.

“I’m glad to know that it’s going to be very positive here in the neighborhood,” said Richardson.

Quadruple homicide house will be transformed into neighborhood center


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