Female body found in apartment on city's south side

INDIANAPOLIS - Police found a dead woman inside an apartment on the city's south side Tuesday evening, and by Wednesday afternoon, a suspect was in custody.

The body was found at an apartment in the 600 block of West Hanna Avenue around 7 p.m., officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Police later identified the woman as Barbara McPheter, 48.

Officials said they found the McPheter after getting a call from the Steuben County Sheriff's Department, who had a man in custody admit to the killing.

The man, 48-year-old Jimmie Monday, is now in IMPD custody and is preliminarily charged with murder.

 

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