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INDIANAPOLIS  — The bodies of two Gary women were discovered over the weekend in a burning car in Indianapolis, each with a gunshot wound to the head, according to authorities. 

The Marion County Coroner's Office identified the women Tuesday as 24-year-old Martina Webb and 21-year-old Aliyah Igartua.

The bodies were discovered early Saturday on Indianapolis' west side by firefighters who extinguished the car fire, according to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.

Homicide and arson detectives were called shortly after midnight Saturday to the 1600 block of North Goodlet Avenue to investigate two bodies discovered in a burned vehicle, according to a police news release. 

Detectives responded and began canvassing the area for witnesses, police said. The Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency responded to assist with identifying and collecting potential forensic evidence.

It's not clear why the women were in Indianapolis. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the IMPD Homicide Office at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.

People can also visit to submit a web tip. Those who submit a tip this way will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to a felony arrest. 

Only tips submitted directly and anonymously to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


Northlake County Reporter

Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She previously worked at The Herald-News in Joliet. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting.