IMPD looking for clues in murder of pastor’s wife

Photo of Pastor Davey Blackburn, his wife Amanda, and their one child.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has released very little information in the murder of Amanda Blackburn. She was fatally shot in the head during a home invasion Tuesday morning in a neighborhood on the north west side of Indianapolis.

Police said they believe she was shot while trying to defend herself during a robbery. Pastor Davey Blackburn and Amanda were married with a toddler son and had another baby on the way.

“No good updates on the Amanda Blackburn case,” said Lt. Richard Riddle to a sea of reporters.

According to sources within IMPD, detectives believe Davey Blackburn’s timeline is accurate. Detectives pulled video from a LA Fitness and found video of Davey working out.

Investigators are trying to determine if a burglary that happened two houses down on the same day and around the same time as Amanda’s attack are connected.

“I know that our detectives are looking at other known burglaries in the area and a burglary that happened earlier that morning,” said Riddle. “I know we’re trying to see if there’s any connection, any tie to those cases that involved the death.”

On Friday IMPD will host a news conference to talk about homicides in the area. The department is also expected to address the latest in the Blackburn murder.

Call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477), if you have any information in this investigation.

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