Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

December 11, 2012

Body found in burnt car

Staff Writer

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police are investigating a death that was discovered shortly before 11 p.m. Monday.

Officers were sent to 3705 N. LaSalle St. to assist the Indianapolis Fire Department with an active vehicle fire. When the fire was extinguished, authorities discovered a body inside the pickup truck.

The victim was later identified as James Shaw, 23, of Indianapolis.

The Marion County Coroner's office will determine the manner and cause of death.

Anyone with information regarding the crime is asked to call IMPD at 327-3811 or Crime Stoppers at 262-8477. They can also text INDYCS plus tip information to 274627 and remain anonymous.