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Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Thursday September 15th, 2022 :: 04:10 p.m. EDT


IMPD Homicide Investigators Make Arrest in 2016 Murder Investigation

INDIANAPOLIS-Today on Thursday, September 15, 2022, IMPD homicide detectives announced the arrest of 23-year-old Jaylaun Walker for his alleged role in a 2016 homicide investigation.

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, just after 5:00 a.m. IMPD East District officers responded to the 3000 block of Nowland Avenue on a report of a person down. Officers arrived and located an adult female, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

IMPD homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to identify and collect potential forensic evidence. The Marion County Coroner's Office assisted and determined the incident to be a homicide.

IMPD homicide detectives continued their investigation and presented this case to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO). On September 15, 2022, murder charges were filed on Walker by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) for his alleged role in the death of 41-year-old Angela Wright. Walker was already in custody at the Adult Criminal Justice Center for a prior armed robbery that occurred in June 2022.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Charles Benner at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at [email protected]
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Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or (TIPS) to remain anonymous. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip or go to to submit a web tip. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. This release may be updated as more information becomes available. Information given via Crime Stoppers should be considered anonymous.

An arrest is merely an accusation. The suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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