FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) — Fishers Police Department will hold a news conference early Tuesday to release new developments in murder of 73-yr-old man. WISH-TV DAYBREAK will carry it live at 6:15 a.m.
A Fishers community is on high alert after a man was found dead in a neighborhood park.
Fishers police said a man walking his dog Saturday found the body of 73-year-old Henry Kim in Windermere Park.
Fishers police said its been about 20 years since they’ve investigated a homicide similar to this case where the suspect or suspects remain at large. They are asking residents to take extra safety measures and be aware of their surroundings.
“This is very serious and we want people to understand that we’re using every available resource,” said Fishers Police Sgt. Tom Weger.
This is not a typical day for Sgt. Weger; Monday evening he took 24-Hour News 8 on patrol around the Windermere neighborhood, a community now on edge after a weekend murder.
“We have an increased presence here in the neighborhood and we have officers working around the clock,” Sgt. Weger said.
“It’s scary and everyone is on edge and everybody is locking up,” said Justin Broahear of Fishers.
The increased patrols come the same day Fishers police released pictures of a bike and helmet – items similar to what they said the suspect had on and was riding the night of Kim’s murder. Fishers Dive team members also searched a retention pond looking for anything connected to the case.
“We are utilizing all of our resources,” Sgt. Weger said.
Police also encouraged people to be on high alert and be in pairs when walking.
Nearby businesses are helping out too.
Jacob Day spent the afternoon changing the light bulbs outside around a nearby daycare center.
“We just made sure it’s all the lit up around the building so you can see around the area at night and make sure the back lots and everything was visible at night,” Day said.
“I don’t know if we would have ever thought this when we moved up here to Fishers that this is what we would deal with,” Broshear said.
Sgt. Weger said “residents for now should be vigilant while they work to catch the killer.”
“We are going to continue to work around the clock to get this solved,” Sgt. Weger said.
Sgt. Weger also said that officers will be following school buses in this neighborhood to make sure the kids are safe when they get off the bus.
Late Monday night, the Hamilton County Coroner released the results of an autopsy completed on Kim. The coroner’s office says he was shot three times — once in the cheek of his face, once in the back and once in the left upper arm. He also suffered from a deep wound across the front of his neck. Kim’s death has been ruled a homicide.
Police are asking anyone with information to call them at 317-595-3319.