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Woman found dead at John J. Barton Annex Apartments on Mass Ave.

Posted at 9:46 AM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 09:46:44-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police are investigating the death of a woman at the John J. Barton Annex Apartments downtown Thursday morning.

Police were called to the apartment complex in the 500 block of Massachusetts Avenue around 7 a.m. Thursday on a report of a person down.

They arrived to find an unresponsive woman lying in a hallway.

Medics were called and pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

As of 9:30 a.m. Thursday, police were calling the case a death investigation.

The apartment complex is one of more than a dozen public housing sites operated by the Indianapolis Housing Agency.

A Call 6 Investigation earlier this year obtained internal reports warning IHA leadership of double-digit increases in crime at several communities, including Blackburn Terrace, Beechwood, Laurelwood, Hawthorne and 16 Park.

CALL 6 | IHA leaders decline to comment on pending federal audit, spike in crime at public housing sites | Your taxes are paying rent for criminals while families who follow the law wait for help

The agency is scheduled to undergo a federal audit in the near future.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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