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Police Identify Person Found Dead In Basement

Last updated on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indianapolis police have identified a dead person found Sunday morning on the southwest side of the city.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) said just before 9:30 a.m. Sunday, a woman found a body in a basement in a residence in the 1800 block of South Belmont Avenue.

Officials said the person was identified as John Sullivan, 49, of Indianapolis, and his death is being investigated as a criminal homicide.

Detectives said there were no full-time residents living at the home, which serves as a sort of dog rescue center.

Anyone with information on the death is urged to call IMPD at 317-327-3475. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 or text "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.

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