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Man charged after woman was found dead inside Fountain Square church, according to IMPD

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2021-10-01 09:57:15-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A warrant has been filed for a man in connection with the death of a woman who was found in November inside a Fountain Square church, according to police.

A warrant for murder has been filed against Robert Burks, 57, for his alleged connection to the death of Julie Morey, 58, according to a press release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

IMPD officers were called around 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 3 to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 950 Prospect Street, and found Morey dead on a couch in the Religious Education Center building, according to the release. She died from strangulation and multiple stab wounds, according to the Marion County Coroner's Office.

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Burks is in custody in connection to a separate case in Monroe County, according to the release.

On Feb 5., Burks was charged in Monroe County with theft, resisting law enforcement, and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle, according to online court records.

Additional information has not been released.