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Coroner: Women found in burning car died of gunshots to the head

Posted at 5:02 PM, Oct 03, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two women found dead inside a burned vehicle early Saturday morning were killed by gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

The women – identified Tuesday as Martina Webb, 24, and Aliyah Igartua, 21, both of Gary – were discovered inside a burning vehicle shortly after midnight Saturday in the 1600 block of North Goodlet Avenue.

Firefighters discovered their bodies after extinguishing the fire, which had fully engulfed the vehicle.

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Police have not said what, if any, motive or suspect information they may have in the case.

The women’s deaths were part of a rash of violence across Indianapolis over a three-day period that left a total of six people dead.

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All but one of those deaths – the accidental shooting of 15-year-old Eugene Dobbins – are being treated as criminal homicides.

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