Woman found on roadside in Indianapolis had local ties

Thursday, December 16, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS — The 33-year-old woman whose body was found along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis had ties to Putnam County.

On Tuesday, the Marion County Coroner’s Office identified the body discovered along I-70 as that of Miranda J. McNew.

Indiana State Police told the Indianapolis Star on Thursday that McNew was not struck by a vehicle nor involved in a crash, with the coroner’s office believing she “was obviously left at that location.”

ISP is awaiting an official cause of death to move forward with the investigation.

While court records generally listed her address as somewhere in Hendricks County, McNew had a series of arrests and charges in Putnam County.

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  • To Banner Graphic, I did not know this young lady but if you're gonna throw the ties out there to Putnam County you could've atleast added that she attended South Putnam High School!!

    Put yourself in the place of her parents 😪

    Little disappointed in this article

    -- Posted by koneill on Fri, Dec 17, 2021, at 10:49 AM
  • Why does it matter what HS she attended? Her parents will be dissapointed the Banner Graphic didnt mention the HS she attended? Dont be silly.

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Fri, Dec 17, 2021, at 1:59 PM
  • I'm not saying they'd be disappointed in not mentioning the high school she went to, I think it was distasteful on BG's part to print what they printed. It's not my child but if it was. I wouldn't like it. Js

    -- Posted by koneill on Fri, Dec 17, 2021, at 10:27 PM
  • Miranda certainly had life struggles. RIP

    -- Posted by kbmom on Sun, Dec 19, 2021, at 9:08 AM
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