INDIANAPOLIS — Two boys were murdered in a park on the east side of Indianapolis Monday night. Police are now looking for any video that may help them catch the killer or killers.
Indianapolis Metro Police say they were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. to Dubarry Park, which is along East 35th Street southwest of East 38th Street and North Post Road.
LISTEN: Asst. Chief Chris Bailey talks about the murders
Assistant Chief Chris Bailey said the two were 14 and 15-year-old boys. In an interview Tuesday afternoon Bailey said there were few facts to be discussed about what happened, describing the investigation as being in its early stages.
The Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as Isaiah Jackson, 15 and Da’Vonta White, 14.
“I don’t care if you send a carrier pigeon. If you have information that may help us solve this case and bring justice to this family, you have an obligation to bring it forward”, said Bailey. “This false sense of code, or whatever reason people hide behind not to come forward and provide information and cooperate with police, is invalid.”
Bailey said detectives are asking for tips and video.
“We’re looking for the community to step up and provide any video or information they have to help us solve this case, no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be,” said Bailey. “As part of every criminal homicide investigation the detectives scour for private and publicly-owned video.”
Bailey said that as a father, he feels for the families of the boys.
“It makes you sick to your stomach thinking that kids this young could be gunned down like that, like their lives were meaningless,” he said. “We have two dead boys in a park. Their parents, the boys and the community deserve justice in this case.”