IMPD investigating after woman stabbed to death on north side

Mireya Arciga

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after a woman was stabbed to death early Monday morning.

According to IMPD dispatch, the stabbing happened near the 2600 block of East Riverside Drive around 3:26 a.m. on the north side.

The victim, 23-year-old Mireya Arciga, was transported to the hospital but died from sharp force trauma injures shortly after at the hospital. Arciga was a mother of three. Shortly after her murder, news started to spread across social media.

Several people have been detained for questioning, but police said no one has been arrested.

24-Hour News 8’s Joe Melillo spoke with a witness who was released from police questioning. The witness said he was part of the four cars that left a club down the street from where the stabbing happened. He said he was in one of the back two cars, when the front two cars lead the way to pull over. At that point he said he saw two girls fighting.

He said the fight moved to the grass area of the park just west of Riverside Drive. The witness said he noticed blood coming from the victim’s neck and he tried to save her. He said he called 911 and put his hand over the victim’s wound to try and stop the bleeding. That’s when he said he saw a car drive away.

IMPD is questioning several people that were on the scene. No suspect has been identified; however, police are following up on several leads. Ten Point Coalition has been patrolling the neighborhood for more than a year. During that stretch, the neighborhood has gone 168 days without a homicide, and 669 days without a youth homicide between the ages of 14-24, that is until now.

According to police, the crowd that was in the area to witness the fight did not live in the area.

“It is tragic that it spilled into this neighborhood,” said Rev. Charles Harrison with the Ten Point Coalition.

You can Call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477 if you have any information.

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