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IMPD: Body found in house fire on East Vermont Street

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 14:18:25-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A body was found in a house fire Friday morning on the east side of Indianapolis, according to police.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives are now conducting a death investigation in the 3600 block of East Vermont Street, near North Sherman Drive, IMPD Officer Samone Burris said in an email.

The Marion County Coroner's Office on Monday identified the person as 24-year-old Charles Burgess Jr. and ruled his death a homicide from multiple trauma.

"This investigation is active and ongoing," Burris said. Additional information hasn't been released.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call IMPD detective Ryan Clark at 317-327-3475 or email him at

People can also call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.