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New Maintenance Man at Indianapolis Apartment Building Accused of Killing 15-Year-Old Tenant

Indianapolis Maintenance Man Accused of Killing 15-Year-Old Tenant
Source: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department; Unsplash

Tevis Walker had warrants in Alabama and Georgia, but was hired as a maintenance worker in Indiana, police said.

Nov. 6 2023, Published 3:20 p.m. ET

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A maintenance man at an apartment complex in Indiana has been charged in connection with the murder of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found in the woods behind the units where he worked and the victim lived, according to authorities.

On Oct. 28, Demetria Boston reported her daughter, Janiya Carr, as a runaway, WTHR reported.

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According to the probable cause affidavit obtained by WTHR, surveillance video allegedly shows Carr getting into the passenger seat of a car belonging to 34-year-old Tevis Walker around 4:15 a.m.

About an hour later, the affidavit claims, Walker can be seen driving his car into the grass near where Carr’s body was found on Nov. 1 by a dog walker after she was shot to death.

Walker worked at the Carriage House East apartments in Indianapolis, the same complex where the victim lived with her mother.

According to investigators, Walker had warrants in Alabama and Georgia.

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Boston told WTHR, “How is it that they allowed this man to work here knowing that he has a warrant out of Alabama. How can you allow that? I feel tortured.”

In a statement, the apartment building's owners said they were “shocked and deeply saddened” to learn of Carr’s death. They added they have been working with investigators but declined to provide further information.

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"They failed us," Boston said. "That company failed us.”

Neighbors told investigators that Walker had been on the job for about a month.

Walker was arrested and was being held without bond, according to officials.

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