Officials: Investigation Into Death of Indianapolis Woman Found in Mt. Vernon Likely to Close Without Answers

Officials: Investigation Into Death of Indianapolis Woman Found in Mt. Vernon Likely to Close Without Answers

(WRXX) The investigation into the body of a young Indianapolis woman found near Mt. Vernon in March will likely be closed soon with no answers to the questions surrounding her death.

Keriaye M. Winfrey was last seen around 3 p.m. January 9, 2022, in the area of the Family Life Church shelter in Mt. Vernon. Her family reported her missing a few days later.

Then in late March, The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported the discovery of human remains on a roadway less than a mile west of Interstates 57 and 64 and that they appeared to be significantly decomposed.

According to the sheriff’s office, evidence located in a field and wooded area west of the intersection of Davidson Avenue and Veterans Memorial Drive. In early May, the partial body was identified as belonging to Winfrey.

Despite the assistance of a forensic anthropologist, Detective Bobby Wallace of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said the cause of Winfrey’s death will be listed as undetermined as will how she came to be in that area near that intersection in Mt. Vernon.

Detective Wallace said there wasn’t enough left of the remains to answer any of their questions. He expects the case will soon be closed without the answers they’ve sought.