LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette Police Department is investigating the firsthomicide of 2010.
Captain Bruce Biggs says a call came into dispatch on Thursday,April 8 at 1:37 p.m. Lafayette Police responded to a home at 2200Ottawa Drive in Lafayette.
Biggs said police found the body of 21-year-old Kory Rogersinside. Rogers had suffered a gun shot wound.
Police said they are currently following multiple leads. Biggssaid police are still in the early phases of their investigationand are still gathering evidence at the scene.
"Every investigative resources that we have - both human andtechnologically -are being applied to this investigation," saidBiggs.
Biggs said the cause of Rogers death is still unknown. Autopsywas performed this afternoon.
Next door neighbor Julio Neito said the residents of the housewere fairly new to the neighborhood, but like most neighbors keptto themselves.
"I guess your level of awareness really does go up because, youdon't expect things like this to happen in your neighborhood. Whenit does you don't really know how to react," said Neito.
Many of those who live on Ottawa have been stationed outside,watching, waiting and possibly guarding their property.
Neighbor Pamela Wiggs has elderly parents that live onOttawa. She said it makes her nervous.
"There's a lot of people on this street and nobody knows what'sgoing on you know? Then you have a murder or death and you justkinda get afraid to do anything at night anyway," said Wiggs.
Neighbor Brian Morrow lives two houses away from the crimescene.
"As of right now not knowing the details of the investigation,I'm just treating it as something within their personal structureover there went wrong. Until we find any details out otherwise I'mnot going to hide under the covers," said Morrow.
Also anyone with information about the case should contact theLafayette Police Department at (765) 807-1200 or the anonymous WeTip hot line at (800) 782-7463.
The last time the Lafayette Police investigated a homicide wasin 2008.
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