One week after 19-year-old reported missing, mother mourns his death as Indy's latest homicide

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jan 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-20 18:17:27-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- One week after her son went missing an Indianapolis mother is mourning his death after investigators found the 19-year-old’s body inside a vacant apartment building on Indianapolis’ east side.

Tre’Von Mann’s mother, Cathy, said January 11 was the last time she saw her son alive. Police found his body inside a townhouse on at the Postbrook East Apartments Thursday night.

“I just don’t see why this could happen to him,” said Cathy.

Cathy said she got a call from the Ten Point Coalition before she even heard from police.

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“He was asking me how old my son was, could I describe him,” said Cathy. “He told me they’d just found a body on 42nd Street.”

Just two months before he went missing, Cathy said her son became a father. Now, all she wants is justice for him and his child.

“Justice for me and my family is to get whoever the person or people is who did this to my son,” said Cathy.

Ten Point often generates tips that help solve crimes in the areas they patrol.

“The phone call that Ten Point got about where my son was, had we not got that tip we probably would have never found my son,” said Cathy.

The group announced plans last month to expand their patrols along the 42nd and Post streets corridor.

“Although we weren’t able to prevent tragedy this time we certainly were able to help bring some closure,” said Pastor Charles Ellis who heads the Ten Point Coalition. “It’s not gonna be easy. If it was it would’ve already been done. These kids that are dying out here are not just a number. They’re people with families behind them.”

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