Sunday, November 16, 2008

Suspect in Indianapolis deaths arrested in California
By Kevin O'Neal
Posted: November 16, 2008

A man wanted on a warrant in connection with a double slaying in Indianapolis has been arrested in California, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Michael Brown, 56, was arrested Saturday in San Diego, according to a statement from Sgt. Paul Thompson, Police Department spokesman.

Brown was wanted in the deaths of Eric Hendricks, 73, and Milton Lindgren, 70. The men were found dead Oct. 20 in bedrooms of the house they shared in the 9100 block of Middlebury Way, on the Southwestside near the Hendricks County line.

Brown was originally mentioned by police as a friend of the victims who had found the bodies. In a printed police report, officers said Brown told them he had not heard from Hendricks and Lindgren for a week or two, and he went to their residence. There, according to the statement, Brown told officers he found a rear window was partly open.

The report said Brown and another man told police they entered the house through that window and found the victims' bodies inside.

Court records stated that two murder charges against Brown were filed Thursday and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Police have not said what led to the deaths.
Call Star reporter Kevin O'Neal at (317) 444-2760.

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