Police release identity of body found on Lafayette's east side

Earlier Tuesday, police confirmed to News 18 that a body had been found on Lafayette's east side.

Posted: Aug. 21, 2018 11:59 AM
Updated: Aug. 22, 2018 6:19 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police have released the identity of a body found on the east side Tuesday. An autopsy will be performed on the body of 16-year-old Keiandre Holt. Police said they are investigating it as a homicide, as is standard.

Tuesday afternoon, police confirmed to News 18 that a body had been found on Lafayette's east side. According to Sgt. Matt Gard, around 7 a.m. Tuesday, a body was found on the 3900 block of Amelia Avenue at the Cross Point Apartments. That is off Creasy Lane near Franciscan Health Lafayette East. 

Tanisha Jackson said she lives on the block where the body was found. She said there was heavy police activity Tuesday morning around the body.

"I literally saw it just laying right here in front of the yard," said Jackson. 

Jackson said she's scared because there are many kids in the neighborhood. 

"A lot of the parents are freaking out right now about what is going on," said Jackson. "I hope it was just a really bad accident."

News 18 reached out to LSC Superintendent Les Huddle who could not confirm and had not been told by Lafayette police that students where involved. He said counselors and resources would be provided if students were involved.

Police are also investigating an armed robbery of a pizza delivery driver in the same area just hours before the body was found.

An investigation is underway. If you have any information, you're asked to call Lafayette police at (765) 807-1200 or the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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