Officials investigating female body found in Hendricks County

Body identified as 26-year-old missing woman

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. - Brownsburg officials were investigating after a decomposed female body was found in a Hendricks County field on Thursday evening.

The body was found in the 2700 block of Raceway Road near the Marion County line at 6:30 p.m.

After an autopsy was performed Friday morning, the body was identified as Dawn "Nikki" Renee Nicole Lanpher, 26, by the Hendricks County Coroner.

Nikki was last seen on July 19 and was reported missing on July 24.

The Hendricks County Coroner said that the body was found by people who were walking along the road.

The case was under criminal investigation, officials said.

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