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Elderly man killed in south side home suffered blunt traumatic injuries, victim identified

Posted: 1:15 PM, Feb 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-02 03:21:27Z
Elderly man killed in south side home identified
Elderly man killed in south side home identified
Elderly man killed in south side home identified
Elderly man killed in south side home identified
Elderly man killed in south side home identified

INDIANAPOLIS -- An elderly man killed inside his south side house on Friday died from "blunt traumatic injuries," the Marion County coroner's office said Thursday. 

The death of 75-year-old Ronald Ralston has been officially ruled a homicide. 

Officers were called to the 1800 block of Inisheer Court just after 9:30 a.m. on a report of a home robbery after the man's housekeeper arrived and found the house in disarray. 

When officers arrived, they found Ralston's body. 

Police initially began searching for a black 2008 Hummer in connection with the shooting. The vehicle was found a few streets away shortly before noon. 

Police also noticed the victim's white 2015 Ford Mustang was missing Friday evening and asked for the public's help to locate it. The vehicle was found Saturday morning in the 7500 block of Jenison Drive. Investigators say the person found in possession of the Mustang was not involved in the man's death. 

The neighborhood where the body was found, known as Glenns Valley, is not used to seeing this kind of crime. There have been zero homicides in the past two years. 

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Police have not released many details about the crime but say a "few items" do appear to be missing from the home. 

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact police or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477. You can also text “INDYCS” plus your tip to 274637. Your tip can be reported anonymously.

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