Missing woman’s body found stuffed in storage tote

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Authorities are delving into the mysterious disappearance and tragic death of a local woman, whose body was discovered in a storage tote in a wooded area a week after she was reported missing.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) confirmed that the remains of Tara Capps, 36, were located on the city’s south side on Sunday. The discovery was made following a tip received by Capps’ family, suggesting she might be found behind a food distribution center on South Keystone Avenue.

On Sunday, Capps’ family conducted a search in the specified area and stumbled upon her lifeless body inside a storage container. The grim find has left the family in shock and searching for answers.

“It’s incredibly difficult. No one should have to go through this,” said Virginia Summers, Capps’ mother. She revealed that her daughter was identified through fingerprint analysis. “She didn’t deserve this. Whoever did this is a monster,” Summers added, expressing her anguish.

Capps had been reported missing by her family on June 30. The police are currently treating the case as a homicide investigation, though no details about a suspect, motive, or the manner of death have been disclosed. Authorities are following several leads and expect to gain more clarity once the autopsy report is available early next week.

Summers remains determined to seek justice for her daughter. “I just hope they find the people responsible. This is something no one should ever experience. I won’t stop fighting for justice, no matter how long it takes,” she said.

The IMPD urges anyone with information to contact Detective Jeremy Ingram at 317-327-3475 or via email at jeremy.ingram@indy.gov.