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Woman found dead inside vacant medical building on northwest side of Indianapolis

Posted at 9:47 AM, Nov 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 10:10:42-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A woman was found dead early Wednesday inside a vacant medical office on the northwest side of Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

IMPD Northwest District officers were dispatched around 1:30 a.m. on an investigation at the clinic located at 3830 Shore Drive near West 38th Street and Interstate 465, Officer Samone Burris said in a news release.

Police found an unresponsive woman, later identified as Dawn McCutcheon, 44, inside the building. Medics pronounced her dead at the scene.

Detectives at the scene determined the woman’s death was a homicide. The Marion County Coroner's Office said McCutcheon died from "multiple traumatic injuries."

IMPD initially referred to the location of the woman's death as a physical therapy clinic and later said it was a vacant medical building.

Police have not released information about what might have led to her death.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact IMPD detective Christopher Edwards at 317-327-3475 or by email at People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

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