CREATED: March 16, 2013 5:26 PM EDT
UPDATED: March 16 2013 6:52 PM EDT
MARION, IN — It has happened again. Former classmates are heartbroken as another Mississinewa High School Alumnus was found dead and the second such in three years.
Gas City Police is investigating a homicide that took the life of 29 year old Ashley Rheam in Gas City Saturday morning. State Police Sergeant Tony Slocum says police were dispatched to a home in the 100-block of E. North A Street around 10:30am where they found Rheam dead inside the residence.
Indy CBS affiliate WISH-TV is reporting Indiana State Police say early indications show Rheam was murdered, according to a release.
An autopsy will determine an exact cause of death.
Detectives have begun a homicide investigation. Preliminary information reveals Rheam reported her home had been burglarized at 5:39 a.m. Rheam told police electronic items were missing from her home and her home had been kicked in.
Officers responded to Rheam’s home to take a report but did not find any suspects.
Shortly after 10:30 a.m., Rheam’s roommate arrived home and found her dead.
Detectives say Rheam’s car was stolen – it is a white 1993 Cadillac Eldorado. The car is registered in Indiana with an In God We Trust license plate with the number UDL191.
Slocum is asking anyone who may have more information to call Gas City Police (765) 674-2278 or the Indiana State Police Peru Post at (765) 473-6666.
This story will be updated with new information as soon as we get it.
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