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Indianapolis Police Question Four Men After Pregnant Woman Found Shot In Head At Home

| by Jordan Smith
Amanda Blackburn holding her babyAmanda Blackburn holding her baby

Police in Indianapolis have questioned four men over the Nov. 10 shooting of 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn at her home in the city.

The incident is believed to have occurred during a burglary, the Indianapolis Star, ABC News, and WTHR reported. Blackburn died from her injuries Nov. 11.

Amanda was married to Pastor Davey Blackburn, and the couple had one son. The 28-year-old was 12 weeks pregnant with a daughter when she died.

The break-in reportedly followed a separate attempted burglary at a neighboring house, according to WTHR and ABC News.

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Police said the break-in took place after Davey had left for the gym, ABC News noted. They have released a still photograph taken from surveillance footage of a potential suspect.

(Screenshot from surveillance footage showing potential suspect. Photo Credit: IMPD_News/Twitter via ABC News)

The man is reportedly between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall with a slim to medium build.

Sources familiar with the investigation told WTHR that Amanda was sexually assaulted during the burglary, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.

Other surveillance footage reportedly showed someone using Amanda’s bank card at an ATM.

“Investigators continue to follow up on all investigative leads in the murder of Amanda Blackburn," a Nov. 19 police statement read, according to WTHR. "We continue to talk with individuals who may have some knowledge of the case."

While four men have been questioned, no arrest have been made yet.

More than 2,000 people attended her memorial service on Nov. 15, the Star reported.

“Some people have funerals, and then some people have celebrations," Pastor Perry Noble said during the eulogy, according to the Star. "And in the 28 years that she was with us, Amanda gave us a lot to celebrate."

Pictures of Amanda with her family were on display at the memorial, and a video was shown.

“Amanda was a gift from day one," Robin Byars, Amanda's mother, said in the video. "I’m not just exaggerating because I’m emotional right now and I’m sad. That girl didn’t give me five minutes worth of trouble in her life."

Davey told ABC News that he trusted the investigators, who he said had been helpful.

“Amanda didn’t have an enemy in the world," he added. "I can’t imagine any reason why. That’s why this has baffled us as much as anybody."

Sources: Indianapolis Star, WTHR, ABC News / Photo credit: Resonate Church via Indianapolis Star, Blackburn Family via ABC News