Neighbors react to Fishers homicide

(WISH Photo/Jeff Wagner)

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Fishers police have identified the victim who was found with significant signs of trauma on his body in Windermere Neighborhood Park Saturday evening.

73-year-old Henry Kim, of Fishers, was found dead near a small pond area just after 7 p.m. A man walking his dog found Kim and called 911.

Sgt. Tom Weger, spokesman for FPD, said police are looking for a white man who was riding a mountain bike in the area around the time Kim was found. The man is described as 30 to 45 years old, around 5’6″ to 5’8″ and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, according to Weger.

“It was very draining, watching all of this unfold and just wondering, the unknown,” said neighbor Whitney Klein.

Standing at the edge of her backyard, she has a clear view of Windermere Neighborhood Park. It’s a quiet spot she said is often filled with families feeding geese or enjoying a walk – a far cry from the view she witnessed Saturday night.

“Well unfortunately, I could see that there was a body in the grass and that the cops were investigating, and you know, putting up tape and creating a crime scene,” she said.

According to police, Kim was a resident of the Windermere Neighborhood and was an avid walker.

Kim suffered from one gunshot wound and police said he also had an injury to his neck. Police would not say where the gunshot wound was on his body. More details of Kim’s death will be released pending an autopsy.

Tom Oliver was passing by the scene Sunday and struggled to put into words what he called a senseless crime.

“I don’t know, man, it’s just….this world is really…it’s not safe anywhere,” he said.

Oliver said his mother-in-law lives in an assisted living home near the crime scene. He’s worried about her and her neighbors venturing outside since they are elderly and Kim was 73 years old.

“With what I know now, they ought to be locking [the assisted living home] down, shouldn’t let nobody leave until they get some resolution to what’s going on over here,” he said.

Weger said for Fishers residents to keep an eye out for anything suspicious and to keep doors locked and garage doors down. Police said residents are advised to walk in pairs and make certain someone knows their destination, route and estimated time of arrival and return.

“There are people that hang out in the park after dark,” said Klein. “You got teenagers and kids, so at this point, I guess people just need to be careful and you know, watch their backs.”

Police are asking anyone with information on this homicide to call 911. Residents wishing to remain anonymous can call the Fishers Police Department Tip Line at (317) 595-3305.

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