Alferena McGinty, the chief deputy coroner at the Marion County Coroner’s Office, said they have not yet identified any of the victims of the shooting and that the coroner’s office is “in the process of investigating us.”
“Usually what we have to do is wait until all the evidence is collected. We have not been able to visit the spot yet to confirm any identity,” he said.
Right now, McGinty said the coroner’s office is working closely with the Police Department’s Victim Assistance and Chaplin’s Office.
He explained how the state of Indiana specifies how the victims are identified, saying “the process will take a little time.”
“As you all know Indiana is very specific about how positive identification can be made – which is identification by family member, dental, DNA and fingerprints – and so all those measures should be followed, we It should ensure that those who have been identified said that the scene is correctly and properly positively identified.
“We are still out several hours before we can go to the scene to do our investigation, and then after that, we will work with the families. We will do what we have to do, following that process.” Our exams, “she said, will be called to complete those exams in the next 48 to 72 hours to add additional staff.”
Those investigations would confirm the actual cause of death, McGinty said.