Coroner rules woman’s shooting death as a homicide

UPDATE:

The Allen County Coroner has identified a woman that found shot to death in a car on the city’s southeast side.

The coroner’s office released the following:

On Friday, September 11, 2020 at about 2255 hours, the Allen County Coroner’s Office was contacted reference a shooting investigation located in the 5800 block of Turtle Creek Drive, with the decedent being pronounced deceased on scene by paramedics.
The decedent has been identified and notification has been made to the next of kin of Twilah Newmon-Thomas, Female Black 44 years of age from Fort Wayne, Indiana. The autopsy has been completed and the Cause of Death is Multiple Gunshot Wounds and the Manner of Death is Homicide. Twilah Newmon-Thomas is the 36th Homicide in Allen County for 2020. This remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

ORIGINAL STORY:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say they are investigating a woman’s death on the city’s southeast side.

FWPD officials say that on Friday, September 11, at approximately 10:35 pm officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 5800 block of Turtle Creek Drive in reference to an unresponsive individual that was located inside a parked vehicle. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located an adult female unresponsive inside a vehicle.

Paramedics pronounced the female to be deceased. Preliminary information indicated that the female may have suffered from an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators advised that neighbors reported hearing gunshots shortly before officers arrived on the scene.

At this time, police say there is no suspect information. The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.

The identity of the victim will be released at a later time by the Allen County Coroner’s Office. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutors Office.