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    IN - Amanda Blackburn, 28, pregnant, murdered, Indianapolis, 10 Nov 2015 - #1

    Amanda Blackburn was found at 8:35 AM with a gunshot wound to the head and taken to a local hospital where she has been diagnosed as brain dead. Her husband was at the gym when the incident occurred. They had a young son at home and she was newly pregnant. LE believe it was a random act.

    Police are currently investigating another break-in in the same area. At this time the two cases haven't been connected.

    http://www.southbendtribune.com/news...27d2790f2.html

    http://fox59.com/2015/11/10/wife-of-...-after-attack/

    IN - Amanda Blackburn MEDIA, MAPS, TIMELINES **NO DISCUSSION*

    Last edited by bessie; 11-18-2015 at 10:48 PM. Reason: added link to media thread

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    This is so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colette View Post
    Amanda Blackburn was found at 8:35 AM with a gunshot wound to the head and taken to a local hospital where she has been diagnosed as brain dead. Her husband was at the gym when the incident occurred. They had a young son at home and she was newly pregnant. LE believe it was a random act.

    Police are currently investigating another break-in in the same area. At this time the two cases haven't been connected.

    http://www.southbendtribune.com/news...27d2790f2.html

    http://fox59.com/2015/11/10/wife-of-...-after-attack/
    This is awful, the southbend Tribune says "Daughter of Elkhart pastor 'brain dead' after Indianapolis shooting"
    http://www.southbendtribune.com/news...27d2790f2.html

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    Today LE might be backing away from home invasion, not sure. I always wonder about newly pregnant women getting gunshot wounds to the head, especially at 8AM. Weird time for a home invasion. No word if anything has been taken but why shoot a tiny woman in the head? From the Indy news:

    Yet more than 24 hours after the shooting, details remain murky, with police releasing few details about the nature of the incident..... Police have not said whether they believe the shooting was a random act, or released information about the nature of the incident.

    Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sgt. Kendale Adams said investigators "must balance releasing information for the safety of the public versus the investigative priorities of the case."


    http://www.indystar.com/story/news/c...side/75254320/

    Here is Amanda's Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/amanda.g.blackburn?pnref=lhc

    The couple just made some video's about relationships:

    http://resonateindianapolis.com/medi...ey-and-amanda/
    Last edited by colette; 11-11-2015 at 06:17 PM. Reason: add FB link

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    Found this: The husband reportedly found his wife on the floor unconscious.

    http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/daugh...oting/36385840


    Police say three hours before the victim was found, a nearby house was hit by a burglar who took electronics and other valuables. It is not yet clear if that break-in was connected to the brutal assault.

    ...... some residents of the neighborhood saw a couple of odd things happen Tuesday morning. They have shared that information with police.

    http://www.wthr.com/story/30485624/w...-home-invasion

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    Wife of former Upstate youth pastor dies after home invasion. According to social media posts from churches and faith groups, Amanda Blackburn died Wednesday. Amanda was the wife of Davey Blackburn who had served at NewSpring Church in Anderson before the couple established Resonate Church in Indianapolis in 2012.



    http://www.wistv.com/story/30492547/...-home-invasion

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    Very nice neighborhood from clips...

    "We have had some home break-ins, but nothing as bad as this. I've had a break-in in my car five years ago and that is one of the reason you see all these cameras here," said Baker.

    Eyewitness News has learned that homicide detectives are looking at video from several home security cameras.

    http://www.wthr.com/story/30494979/n...ant-woman-dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by colette View Post
    Very nice neighborhood from clips...

    "We have had some home break-ins, but nothing as bad as this. I've had a break-in in my car five years ago and that is one of the reason you see all these cameras here," said Baker.

    Eyewitness News has learned that homicide detectives are looking at video from several home security cameras.

    http://www.wthr.com/story/30494979/n...ant-woman-dead
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    Video and article at link:

    http://www.theindychannel.com/news/l...northwest-side

    The article was recently updated but includes the reference to the 5:30 AM home break-in:

    Police said there was a home break-in a few doors down around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. They were investigating to see if the two were related.
    It's also noted in the video, plus a report of a suspicious SUV driving away that morning.
    "Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
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    I, too, am hoping this is a burglary gone wrong rather than something personal. I was reminded of another case discussed here on WS nearly 4 years ago. In a home invasion, also in Indianapolis, a young man and his 7-year-old niece were shot execution-style. It turned out that a friend of the young man, who had live with the family for a while, broke in to steal a video game/electronics with another man. The male victim had stayed home from work that day to care for his niece, who was home from school sick. Otherwise, no one would have been home.

    I'm wondering if there was a similar situation in this case, only more random. Here is the link to the 2011 case:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...niece-murdered
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    People are murdered every day by strangers and for no good reason. I am distressed by the rush to judgment here re: the husband. I think it was a crime of opportunity. Criminal sees husband drive off and enters the home to rob it. Maybe thought the home was unoccupied and surprised the victim. Panicked (maybe on drugs?), shot her and fled. My opinion, only, and will I be SHOCKED if it's the husband?...sadly, no. But we have no information - this just happened. Maybe it's just me, but seems like so many home invasions/robberies/burglaries are ending up with murder these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Anna View Post
    I, too, am hoping this is a burglary gone wrong rather than something personal. I was reminded of another case discussed here on WS nearly 4 years ago. In a home invasion, also in Indianapolis, a young man and his 7-year-old niece were shot execution-style. It turned out that a friend of the young man, who had live with the family for a while, broke in to steal a video game/electronics with another man. The male victim had stayed home from work that day to care for his niece, who was home from school sick. Otherwise, no one would have been home.

    I'm wondering if there was a similar situation in this case, only more random. Here is the link to the 2011 case:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...niece-murdered
    That was a horrible case. I forgot about it. There are tons of random and stupid crimes out there. But many pregnant women are killed by their partners. It's a true statistic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownRice View Post
    That was a horrible case. I forgot about it. There are tons of random and stupid crimes out there. But many pregnant women are killed by their partners. It's a true statistic.


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    Oh, gosh! That was a horrible case! My husband knew the young fella killed in that home invasion. All over electronics! So sad!

    ETA: I was referring to Indy Anna's post.
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    This article has some family photos of the Blackburns. Such a pretty family!http://www.wthr.com/story/30485624/w...-home-invasion
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    The neighborhood is nice but anything close to 38th street is a bit sketchy. FYI...Indy is my hometown and I know the area pretty well.
    I hope they solve this one soon.

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