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Two arrested in connection to April homicide in Hamilton County

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 00:20:52-04

HAMILTON COUNTY — Two people were arrested in connection to an April homicide in Hamilton County, the sheriff's office announced Friday.

David Michael Fouts, 50, of Pendleton, was found on April 24 in a ditch in the 21500 block of Overdorf Road, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Katrina Fouts, 54, was arrested and charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, false informing, and failure to report a corpse, according to court records and the press release. Terry Hopkins, 64, of Richmond, was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and failure to report a corpse.

Formal charges have been filed against Katrina and Hopkins, according to online court records.

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A forensic pathologist ruled David's death as homicide by unspecific means and the manner of death was homicide, according to a probable cause affidavit. According to court records, David Fouts had poisonous mushrooms in his stomach.

Detectives are still investigating the case and are asking for anything with information to call Detective Greg Lockhart at 317-773-1828 or report tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).