INDIANAPOLIS – On Saturday, June 20, 2020, just after 7:20 a.m., North District officers were dispatched to the 5200 block of E. 36th Street on a report of a person down. When officers arrived, they located an adult victim who had sustained apparent trauma. Indianapolis EMS arrived and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim was pronounced deceased a short time after arriving at the hospital.
Homicide detectives responded and immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office assisted and determined the exact manner and cause of death.
On June 22, 2020, IMPD homicide detectives working in partnership with the Marion County Prosecutors office arrested 27-year-old Simone Delphie on preliminary charges of Reckless Homicide and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident.
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.
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