Uncle of quadruple murder victim pleads for answers

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Police are investigating eight murders within 15 hours in the Circle City.

One of those is a quadruple homicide in the 3400 block of South Parker Avenue. Police say they found 21-year-old Hayley Navarra, 22-year-old Kristy Mae Sanchez,  43-year-old Jacob Rodemich, and 47-year-old Walter Burnell, all of Indianapolis, dead inside a home.

“I just want whoever did this to come forward and just face the consequences,” said Darrell Grable, victim Hayley Navarra’s uncle.

Grable says he found out about his niece’s death Thursday night. He said he was shocked and confused. He wasn’t sure why Hayley was there that night or how she knew the others inside. He also said he wasn’t sure if drugs were involved.

“All I know is, she knew people there and she went to hang out,” Grable said. “I just wish whoever did this would turn themselves in for our family.”

“She was loving, caring, and loved to sing. She loved to go out and have fun and be with family,” said Grable.

Family says Hayley went to Beech Grove High School. She wasn’t working, but had a dream to become a nurse.

Police say the victims’ deaths were not random acts, rather they were targeted. They have not officially released a motive yet. They say no suspects have been identified in this case, but they’re going to be looking at persons of interest.

Police responded to the same address in October of 2013 and arrested a different man on drug-related charges.

According to police reports, all four victims have a history with IMPD.

“What everybody seen last night, it’s not who she really is. She’s just going through rough times, just like everybody else,” said Grable.

Chief Rick Hite said Friday this violence won’t be tolerated.

“We need the community to assist us in the wake of these crimes. We know you know who they are. These are no strangers. And these weren’t random acts. These weren’t stranger on stranger crime.  People know who are involved in these activities,” he said, adding he needs the public to speak up.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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