The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the death of 30-year-old Christopher Bradley. Fox 59 reports that while two children were playing a game of hide-and-seek on Saturday around 5:45 p.m. at a park, near West Michigan Street and Holt Road, they made a gruesome discovery.
It was reported that Norma Valdez’s 8-year-old son, Eduardo, and her niece, Makayla Valdez, 10, was playing hide-and-seek at Olin Park. She was in the midst of hosting a family party, having a good time when she heard a child screaming. Valdez went on to say that she saw her niece running toward the family while crying.
She stated that her niece told the family that as she was getting ready to hide, she noticed a dead body right next to her. When Valdez went to check it out, she was shocked to find a shirtless male’s body lying on the ground in a wooded area.
Everyone began “freaking out” after finding out that a man’s body was found at Olin Park, Valdez said. But she immediately alerted police.
Valdez and her family stated that it was a discovery that they will never forget. Although Eduardo did not see Bradley’s body at Olin Park, he says that he now feels unsafe when he goes outside.
Makayla added that finding the man’s body while playing hide-and-seek with her cousins was scary.
When officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department arrived at the scene, they taped off the area and conducted an investigation to ascertain what happened and how or why the victim’s body was discarded at Olin Park.
The victim’s body was transported to the Marion County Coroner’s Office. Bradley’s death was ruled a homicide after a medical examiner determined the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.
At this time it is unclear if police officials have a possible suspect or a motive for Bradley’s murder as they have not released further information, according to Wish TV.
If anyone has information regarding the death of an Indianapolis man found at Olin Park, police urge you to contact Det. Mark Howard at (317) 327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (317) 262-8477.
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