Trial begins in murder of woman found in chest

James Wade (Provided Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man accused of killing a woman and putting her body in a wooden chest is expected in court Monday morning.

James Wade is charged with murder in the death of 24-year-old Jazmine Trammell. She was found dead in March of last year at an apartment complex near 42nd Street and Post Road in Lawrence.

According to court documents, Trammell died from multiple stab wounds. Wade was identified as the suspect when his phone number was found as one of the last numbers with whom Trammell communicated on the morning she went missing.

Police say Wade lived near the location where the wooden chest was found. A blood sample from inside of his apartment matched Trammell’s.

Monday’s jury trial is set for 8:30 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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