Man Charged in Connection with 2019 South-side Homicide

INDIANAPOLIS –  Just after 9:15 a.m. on November 3rd, 2019 Officers with The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) were dispatched to 950 E. Prospect in response to a 911 caller stating there was a deceased adult female at this location. When Officers arrived, they were directed to the Religious Education Center (REC) building where an adult female was located on a couch unresponsive. Indianapolis EMS responded and declared the adult female later identified as Julie Morey deceased at 9:18 a.m. The cause and manner of death was not immediately known.

Homicide Detectives responded and immediately began canvassing the area for witnesses. Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist in identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner’s Office (MCCO) assisted and determined the exact manner and cause of death.  The MCCO determined this case to be a homicide.

Robert Burks

After a lengthy investigation, on Friday, February 21, 2020, 57-year-old Robert Burks was charged with Murder for his alleged involvement in the death of Julie Morey at St. Patrick’s church in Fountain Square. There is an active warrant for murder for Burks who is currently in custody on a separate case in Monroe County Indiana.

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 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.

A charge of a crime is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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