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After an arrest in a double homicide, the IMPD releases new information

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Indianapolis, Indiana – About an arrest in the first double homicide of the year, fresh information was disclosed by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police.

Police detained Jason Lapsley in connection with the killings of 42-year-old Jasmine Ivy and 45-year-old Justin Boyd, according to the IMPD. According to online jail records, Lapsley, 52, was charged with two charges of murder on Monday.

Around 5:50 a.m. on New Year’s Day, the two were discovered dead in a pickup close to Michigan Road and Grandview Drive. At first, investigators were unable to determine if the two had been shot or had experienced another kind of harm. Police added that the pickup truck was off the road and that they had been called to a reported car crash when they first arrived.

Subsequently, the IMPD stated that detectives looked into the matter as a homicide and thought both had been shot. Lapsley was recognized by detectives as a possible suspect based on the evidence, which included community interviews. Lapsley was arrested hours after the incident as a result of the information.

The ultimate determination of charges will be made by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.

Boyd worked as a firefighter for the Indianapolis Fire Department and went by “JB” among his colleagues. He had joined IFD in 2014, according to the department. His spouse and his two kids survive him.

Ivy was recognized by her family as the second victim of homicide. She worked at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP before graduating from IU McKinney School of Law, according to LinkedIn.

The names of the two victims were verified by the Marion County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday. Investigations into the case are still ongoing.

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