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UPDATE: IMPD makes arrest in woman's death on east side

The woman was found dead early Friday morning and homicide detectives later arrested a man they located nearby.
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INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD has arrested a man after a woman was found dead early Friday morning in a wooded area on the east side. 

Just after 4:30 a.m., IMPD East District officers were called to 7400 E. 21st Street, near Shadeland Avenue, on an unresponsive woman found in a wooded area. Medics responded and pronounced the woman deceased. 

Her name has not been shared by authorities.

IMPD homicide detectives responded to the scene and began their investigation, which led them to nearby motel and a person of interest in the case.

With the assistance of IMPD SWAT officers, 33-year-old Marcus Garvin was located at the motel and detained for questioning. Detectives arrested Garvin Friday evening for the woman's death.

The Marion County Prosecutor's Office will make a final charging decision. 

Anyone with information about this incident should contact Detective Mark Howard at the IMPD Homicide Office at 317.327.3475 or e-mail him at Mark.Howard@indy.gov.  

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