INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD homicide detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead on the far east side early Friday morning.
According to police, IMPD officers were called to 9940 E. 38th St. for an unresponsive person at 1:40 a.m.
Officers found the woman, then called for medics, who pronounced her dead.
Homicide detectives were called and are conducting a death investigation.
A police spokesperson told 13News the body showed no obvious signs of trauma.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 50-year-old Shanel Smith. The cause and manner of death is still yet to be determined.
Smith was found outside a business near the corner of 38th St. and Mitthoeffer Road where several restaurants, a gas station and a laundromat are located.