INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Detectives identified the victim found Wednesday as 46-year-old Marcus Ford of Indianapolis. The Marion County Coroner's Office ruled the victim's death as a criminal homicide after an autopsy on Thursday.
An autopsy reveled that the victim had sustained a likely non-survivable gunshot wound before being intentionally set a fire.
Detectives continue to follow-up on information and leads but have not yet released any additional information. Anyone with information is urged to contact IMPD Homicide Detective Steven Gray at 317.327.3843 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317.262.8477 or TIPS.
Indianapolis Metro Police were called to the area of 37th & Drexel just after 11 p.m. Wednesday.
A person walking in the area said they spotted a fire. When they approached it, they determined that it was a body on fire.
The body was found in front of a vacant house.