INDIANAPOLIS (TCD) -- Police are investigating a triple homicide after three bodies were reportedly discovered in a remote area on the south side of Indianapolis Tuesday night.
According to WXIN-TV, police say an off-duty officer found two bodies in a wooded area during a routine check on the 4400 block of South Meridian Street at approximately 8 p.m. A third victim was discovered shortly after additional officers were called in, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson William Young described the terrain as a "remote area which is somewhere hard to get to." Investigators reportedly needed ATVs to reach the crime scene.
WISH-TV reports police said in an email they believe the victims died under "suspicious circumstances."
According to the Indianapolis Star, on Wednesday, the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the first two victims as 18-year-old Joseph Thomas and 22-year-old Michael James, who both died of gunshot wounds. The third victim, who was initially listen as a John Doe, was identified as 17-year-old Abdulla Mubarak. He also reportedly died from gunshot wounds.