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Charges filed in woman's killing on northwest side

The victim was identified Friday as 39-year-old Chrishteena Veach.
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INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is investigating the killing of a woman on the northwest side of Indianapolis. Police were called to a wooded area near Michigan Road and West 71st Street on April 6.

The coroner identified the woman as 39-year-old Chrishteena Veach. The report said she died of multiple sharp and blunt force injuries. The coroner's office called the death a homicide.

On April 8, 31-year-old Daniel Gentry was arrested. He's now facing a charge of murder and a charge of possession of paraphernalia. 

According to court documents, Gentry's wife said she had gotten into an argument with a friend over $30 and the friend hit her with a frying pan so she hit the friend back. While talking with officers, Gentry arrived and claimed injuries to his hands were from looking for his dogs in the woods after they had gotten out. 

Later that day, police were towing a truck that was stuck in the mud in a wooded area when Gentry showed up and then left, according to court documents. Later police discovered Veach's body in the woods after tracking her ankle bracelet.

Checking the location of Veach's ankle bracelet showed she was in his home approximately seven minutes before her location showed up in the woods where her body was found.

When checking Gentry's home, police allegedly found blood in a storage area, on the the round, on a bat, trash can and other areas. A search of Gentry's truck also found a lot of blood and other evidence.

A person living at the property allegedly told officers that Gentry told her on April 6, "I killed Pauline." In court documents, Gentry told the woman that Veach had stolen his money and dope and so he beat her up.

The coroner found trauma to Veach's head and 24 stab wounds to her back.