Police Release Photo Of Suspect In Former Upstate Pastor’s Wife’s Murder

Courtesy Indianapolis Metropolitan Police

indy INDIANAPOLIS – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police have released two photos of the man who they believe killed the wife of a pastor who once lived in the Upstate.

Amanda Blackburn, 28, was killed in her house when someone broke into the home on November 10 on the northwest side of Indianapolis. She was shot in the head.

The suspect is described as being between five foot six inches and five foot nine inches tall. The photos were taken by security cameras on homes in the neighborhood.

Her husband Davey was a youth pastor at NewSpring Church in the Upstate before the couple moved to Indiana. He spoke about his wife on ABC’s Good Morning America on Tuesday. He said his wife “didn’t have an enemy in the world.”

Amanda Blackburn had a 15-month old son and was 13 weeks pregnant.

Police in Indianapolis are hoping someone will recognize the man in the photos and call Crime Stoppers with a lead.

Blackburn’s neighbors spent five hours over the weekend distributing flyers to help find her killer according to our sister station WISH-TV.

A portion of a report from The Associated Press was used in this story

Amanda Blackburn and family

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