Police identify second homicide victim

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Police have identified a second homicide victim days after two bodies were found on the city’s near west side.

That second homicide victim has been identified as Crystal Lucas, 34.

Lucas and Michael Hite, 27, were found in the 1100 block of Miley Avenue on May 15.

Police have arrested 37-year-old Actora Bankhead in connection with the deaths.

Detectives are not releasing information about how or where the killings occurred at this time. However, an IMPD incident report indicated the victims may have been killed about a week before their bodies were found in a grassy area.

Sources familiar with the investigation said Bankhead was partying with the victims about a week ago. Fox59 was told Bankhead attempted to dispose of the bodies in a nearby abandoned house, but instead, dumped the bodies in the bushes on Miley Avenue.

Bankhead is preliminarily charged with murder. He is being held in the Marion County Jail.

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