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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 10:14 am

Coroner's office IDs county's 29th homicide victim

The Journal Gazette

The county's 29th homicide victim of 2018 has been identified by the Allen County coroner's office today.

Kiara Danielle Murphy, 22, of Fort Wayne has been identified as the woman found inside her home in the 6500 block of Old Trail Road in Waynedale on Tuesday morning,  the coroner's office said in a statement following an autopsy.

Murphy was found suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead shortly after she was taken to a local hospital.

Her cause of death was a gunshot wound to the abdomen and her manner of death has been ruled a homicide, making Murphy the 29th homicide victim in Allen County during 2018.

In a statement Tuesday, police had little information about what happened and were asking for the public's help.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 260-427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.