Police locate missing vehicle stolen after homicide

Car taken to site for forensic processing

INDIANAPOLIS - A missing vehicle taken during the homicide of Thomas Tefft was located Friday, police said.

Officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the 2009 black Hyundai Sonata was found in the 500 block of West 42nd Street.

Police said no one was with or in the vehicle.

The car was towed to a secure site for forensic processing, IMPD said.

Police said the vehicle was observed by an individual in the neighborhood who notified police.

"Well, obviously you know, we'll look for  the obvious signs of fingerprints, any facial hair or hair that we can glean DNA evidence from. Blood samples, weapons. These are the kinds of things that we'll be looking out for," said IMPD spokesman Kendale Adams.

Last Friday morning, a masked gunman broke into the home of 67-year-old Thomas Tefft and his wife Laura, and by the time the gunman left in the Teffts' car, Thomas Tefft was dead.

The homicide took place in the Harcourt Springs neighborhood.

The suspect wore a ski mask and gray hoodie. He's described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, in his mid-20s.

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