INDIANAPOLIS - Police were investigating after five bodies have been discovered around Indianapolis within the last few weeks -- all with unknown causes of death.
While some of the deaths may have been natural, police think at least one death might be related to a missing persons case involving prostitution.
Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have been investigating the circumstances surrounding at least nine missing women -- all with ties to prostitution.
In February, a missing persons detective with IMPD described the puzzling nature of the case.
"It's just kind of an odd situation with these ladies, not to mention two witnesses I've tried to find that were related to each of these, each of these witnesses are also related to cases here, and they've vanished as well," Detective Chest Price said.
Metro police said they were investigating the possibility that one of the two women could be one of the missing prostitutes.
A body was also found on the city's west side near Tibbs Avenue and West Vermont Street early Thursday evening. Police have not yet released the victim’s identity or if the victim was a male or female.
Police said they were not ruling out any possibilities as they continued their investigation.
Follow Drew Smith on Twitter: @drewsmith1
'Mutt Strut' takes over track at IMS
It was a doggie takeover at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, and even showers couldn't keep those pooches down.
Men 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' at IUPUI
Men across Central Indiana were challenged Saturday to end violence against women.
ITW: Crunch time for state budget, IMS race fans
It's not yet May, but on Indianapolis This Week, things get off to a racing start.
Video shows man being shot by Fla. deputy
A man on a bicycle is shot by a PBSO deputy. He was armed only with a cellphone. This dashcam video was exclusively obtained by WPTV…
IMPD identifies victim, 82, of fatal shooting
A man in his 80s was found shot to death Saturday morning on Indianapolis' east side.