Brownsburg Police: Woman found by roadside was struck by vehicle

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Brownsburg Police say a woman whose body was found along Raceway Road several days after her disappearance had been struck by a vehicle.

Dawn Renee Nicole Lanpher's body was found in the 2700 block of Raceway Road on July 25th. She was reported missing to the Indianapolis Police Department on the 24th.

Lanpher's body was found a short distance away from the road in the weeds. Her family and friends who were conducting a search made the discovery.

Brownsburg Police say Lanpher was struck sometime around Friday, July 19th, at 11:30 pm.

Detectives are attempting to locate the person and vehicle that struck Lanpher. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det. Jennifer Barrett at 317-852-1109 ext. 2121 or Crimestoppers at 262-TIPS.

"The person who struck her may very well have not even known that they did. There is very little lighting in the area and it was dark. We just hope that the person comes forth if they believe that they may have been involved so that we can help the family with closure and move on," said Det. Jennifer Barrett.