INDIANAPOLIS –Just after 3:00 p.m. on January 28, 2018 officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to a person shot in the 2800 block of East New York Street. Officers were updated as they arrived of a grey Lexus sedan which fled from the incident scene. Officers located a female in the side parking lot of a business with an apparent gunshot wound to her body. The Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) arrived and pronounced the female deceased at the scene. Homicide detectives were called to the scene, and immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. Shortly thereafter, officers located the Lexus sedan abandoned in the 1500 block of N. Kealing Avenue.
Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in locating 52-year-old Fredrick Ford. Fredrick is believed to be the last known person with Catrina while she was alive. Detectives are trying to locate Fredrick Ford for questioning only at this time.
The Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist with identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) will be assisting and will determine the exact manner and cause of death.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS). Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to www.CrimeTips.org to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.