Death investigation underway after woman found dead in alley

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIN) – Indianapolis Metropolitan police are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found dead on the near west side.

Detectives were called to an alley in the 3100 block of Concord Court this morning, where they found the woman deceased.

Police say a neighbor was out for a walk through the alley near 10th and Tibbs when they spotted the woman's lifeless body on the ground and called 911.

Police quickly arrived, but the victim was already dead.   It’s not clear though exactly how she died.

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Indianapolis Metropolitan police are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found dead on the near west side.
Indianapolis Metropolitan police are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found dead on the near west side.
Indianapolis Metropolitan police are conducting a death investigation after a woman was found dead on the near west side.
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The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Phillisa Ealy.

Homicide detectives are looking into the case, but the death has not yet been ruled a homicide.

"Homicide has been called out, but it’s still considered a death investigation because there’s no apparent cause of how she died," said IMPD officer Genae Cook.

Investigators tell us the woman did not have any obvious trauma to her body.  Ultimately it will be up to the Marion county coroner's office to determine the cause of death.

Police did talk to several neighbors who said they didn’t hear or see anything suspicious before the woman’s body was found.

No arrests have been made in the case.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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