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Ft. Wayne man confesses to Broad Ripple murders

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Christopher Conwell, 20, of Fort Wayne, was arrested for a double murder in Broad Ripple. Christopher Conwell, 20, of Fort Wayne, was arrested for a double murder in Broad Ripple.
Michael Hunt and Taysia Elzy Michael Hunt and Taysia Elzy
5853 Rosslyn Ave, Indianapolis 5853 Rosslyn Ave, Indianapolis

Indianapolis -  A man arrested for the double murders in the Broad Ripple area the day after Christmas admitted to shooting the two people to death.

Christopher Conwell, 20, of Fort Wayne, was arrested Wednesday morning in Fort Wayne.  He was transported back to Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon, where he confessed to Indianapolis Metro Police Detectives that he killed Avery "Taysia" Elzy and Michael Hunt in the early morning hours of December 26th at the couple's house at 5853 Rosslyn Avenue.  He then fled in the victims' car to Fort Wayne, where police tracked him but weren't able to catch up with him until almost a week later.

Conwell said he was in contact with Elzy in an internet chat-room several days before the killings and was invited to Elzy's home.

Some of the details leading up to the murders is still unclear and investigators have yet to determine a motive.  A second person was brought to Indianapolis for questioning but is being returned to Fort Wayne to face unrelated charges there.

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