Woman and 10-year-old daughter found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Indy identified

Posted at 3:10 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 11:34:43-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a woman and her 10-year-old daughter on Indianapolis' northeast side.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 3600 of Bunker Hill Drive around 2:45 p.m. for a report of a person shot.

They found an adult female and a juvenile female who were both deceased. Police have identified them as Tarren Allease Jones, 27, and her 10-year-old daughter, Amerie Jones-Henderson. 

Family members came to check on the victims because they had not heard from them in a few days. Maintenance let them into the apartment, and they discovered the bodies.

Officer Michael Hewitt with IMPD says the crime scene indicates that it was a murder-suicide but they are waiting on the Marion County Coroner's Office to determine the exact cause and manner of death. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. 

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