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IMPD investigating after person found dead on the east side

Homicide detectives are investigating. Police suspect foul play.
Credit: Josh Blankenship
Police on scene of a death investigation on Spencer Ave on the east side.

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD homicide detectives were called to investigate after a man was found dead in an east side home Wednesday evening. 

Around 8 p.m., officers responded to reports of a deceased person in the 2100 block of North Spencer Avenue. That's near East 21st Street and Emerson Avenue. 

A police spokesperson said officers entered the residence and found the man with "injuries consistent with non-accidental trauma."

Medics pronounced the man dead at the scene. The victim was later identified as 47-year-old James Hayden. 

Anyone with information about this incident should call the IMPD Homicide Office at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-8477 or (TIPS).