Indy Metro police were trying to find the bodies from a crime scene on the northeast side when family and friends found the bodies first. What followed was heartbreaking.
Before you turn the sound on, this may be hard to watch.
This was the moment after two bodies were found down the street from what police said was a bloody scene on Indy's northeast side.
One of the most dramatic images of the year. On September 14, the relatives of two cousins found their bodies before police located them. The ensuing scene was hard to watch, but we felt it was a poignant part of the coverage of violence in our city. Too often all we see are police cars and police tape around a building, and that's not truly representative of a lost life. The video depicted the real effect of violence that some in our community are experiencing.
One of the two bodies was identified by the family as 25-year-old Mack Taylor.
INDIANAPOLIS – Two bodies found blocks away from a bloody scene on Indianapolis’ northeast side Wednesday afternoon have been identified.
Police responded to a call from a woman reporting her boyfriend missing around 11:19 a.m. in the 3000 block of Gladstone Avenue.
Officers arrived at 3025 Gladstone Ave. and found "blood and brain matter everywhere," according to the police report.
A crime scene technician and animal control personnel were called to the scene, in addition to more officers as a crowd began to form in the area around 11:26 a.m.
At 11:27 a.m., police reported seeing spent shell casings and rounds in the area, along with a trail of blood leading into the backyard.
Police discovered two bodies lying in an alley in the 2900 block of Gladstone Avenue around 1:30 p.m.
Police identified the two bodies as 23-year-old Mack Taylor and 24-year-old Alexander Brown, cousins.
Police clearing entire block. Family and friends, many of which saw the bodies before police were able to clear the scene, screaming/crying— Anne Kelly (@AnneKellyRTV6) September 14, 2016
Police clearing entire block. Family and friends, many of which saw the bodies before police were able to clear the scene, screaming/crying
IMPD chaplains were called to the scene to assist with comforting affected friends and family members.
Detectives say both crime scenes are linked, but did not have any leads to release about suspect information.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317)262-TIPS
This is just the latest in a trend of record-breaking violence in the city of Indianapolis, and even young children are taking notice. While at the crime scene Wednesday, a boy came up to RTV6's Melissa Mahadeo with a letter he wrote explaining why he wants the violence to stop.
WATCH | Boy wants the violence to stop
Indianapolis is on pace for one of its deadliest years ever. We reached 100 homicides faster than any other year in the past 20 years.
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