Grieving families learn about homicide investigation process

INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis families who have lost loved ones to violence got insight Wednesday on how the homicide investigation process works within the police department.

Families expressed concern about the lack of communication between them and homicide detectives.

"I haven't heard from my son's detective in 22 months,” said one mother who sat in the crowd.

People on the panel answered questions about credibility, while apologizing for a lack of communication.

"I think there are people that are frustrated,” said Chris Bailey, Deputy Chief of IMPD Criminal Investigations. 

Many families said they would like frequent updates. 

"There's no reason for that long of a time with no communication. Just call me and say I don't have anything but I’m working on it,” said another mother.

Since 1990, there has been over 700 unsolved murders in Indianapolis, with about 150 new cases added each year, according to IMPD.

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