Police conducting death investigation in Jeffersonville

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A woman's body was found inside a home Monday in Jeffersonville, and police now say she was murdered.

Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, Jeffersonville Police officers responded to the 700 block of East Chestnut Street around 2:30 a.m. Monday. The call came from inside the house, but police are not saying if the woman lived there, only that they've been called several times to the residence before.

Officials say a medical examiner performed an autopsy on the body, and the case was then ruled a homicide. Police aren't releasing how the woman died or how long her body was inside the house before it was discovered.

Police say it is believed that the woman's death is an isolated incident and not related to any violence or other crime in the city.

Her name has not been released.

"We are going through the final steps of identifying the victim," Det. Sgt. Isaac Parker said. "We have reached out to family members."

Police believe they know who she is, but officers are waiting on some other information before they can identify her.

Parker said there's a reason why investigators didn't release much information on Monday.

"We needed to allow the investigation to move forward before we could positively release certain information," he said.

On Monday, crime scene tape went up, and investigators put on hazmat suits and masks. Bags of evidence were also brought outside.

"We are moving forward, and our investigative findings have been fruitful," Parker said. "At this time, we're not going to release any information in reference to a possible person of interest or anything."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Jeffersonville Police at 812-285-6535 or the anonymous tip line at 812-218-TIPS(8477).

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