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Arrest made in 2016 murder of Indianapolis woman

Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 18:16:59-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly a year and a half after an Indianapolis woman was found dead inside a home on the city's north side, a man has been arrested and charged with her murder. 

Lawon Browning, 25, was arrested Saturday evening in connection with the death of Jessica Whitehouse.

The 30-year-old was found dead inside a home in the 4300 block of Norwaldo Avenue on November 2, 2016. 

Whitehouse's car, a 1994 greenish-blue Crown Victoria, had been taken from the scene and found later in the area. 

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said investigators were able to connect Browning to the murder through witness statements, phone records and DNA analysis. 

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The Marion County Prosecutor has charged Browning with murder, felony murder, robbery resulting in serious bodily injury and carrying a handgun without a license. 

The details and motive surrounding Whitehouse's death have not been released.

The case remains under investigation by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. 

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