IMPD releases photo of suspect in Amanda Blackburn murder

(Photo Provided/IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have released the photo of the suspect in the murder of an Indianapolis pastor’s wife that was pregnant when she was fatally shot in the head during a home invasion.

While close friends and family continue to grieve, detectives are still working to solve the case, and are asking the community for help.

(Photo Provided/IMPD)
(Photo Provided/IMPD)

Police said they were going over home security cameras in the neighborhood and following up on leads.

“We know who killed her. We don’t know his name,” said IMPD Captain Craig Converse.

Officials say they received surveillance video of the male suspect from cameras around the neighborhood but were holding off on releasing his identity for investigative purposes.

City police Capt. Craig Converse said during a news conference that detectives haven’t identified the hoodie-wearing suspect in 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn’s death.

He said the suspect is black and is between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-9 tall.

According to police, the suspect in Blackburn’s murder is accused of breaking into a home just two doors down from the Blackburns’ house. Officials believe the two crimes are connected.

(Photo Provided/IMPD)
(Photo Provided/IMPD)

Community members went door to door with Crime Stoppers flyers for five hours on Saturday.

Participants said they wanted to let as many people as possible know what happened to Amanda Blackburn.

“It’s a total shock. I don’t think anyone can imagine what it is like to lose the love of your life and unborn child. Our goal is to help find the person responsible for committing this heinous crime,” said neighbor Ryan McConnell.

Police are asking that if anyone has any information about the person in the photo to call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.



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