Police investigating after girl's body found in backyard

Updated: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police in Indianapolis are investigating after the body of a 15-year-old girl was found badly burned in a backyard.

Police believe the girl was killed somewhere else, adn then someone went through neighborhoods on the city's west side and dropped the body.

The homeowner, who police say was not involved in the crime, discovered the body of the teen shortly after noon on Sunday, while walking his dog in the backyard.

He says the body was tied up, badly burned, and had a bag over the face.

"I feel sorry for the girl's family, and whoever is looking for her," he said. "I hope they find out what happened and help her family get justice."

Police are releasing very few details about the victim at this point.

A positive ID on the body could come as soon as Tuesday morning.

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