UPDATE: Two Arrested in Gas City Murder Investigation

UPDATE: Recently released autopsy reports indicate that Rheam died because of a single gunshot wound to the head.

Both 23-year-old Tyrell Lenoir and 17-year-old Matthew Tyra, face a single count of murder and a felony charge for robbery, after a recent homicide investigation.

Saturday, March 16th, just before 11:00 a.m., officers from the Gas City Police Department got a call about a possible death at home on North A Street, in Gas City. Once they arrived they found the body of 29-year-old Ashley Rheam.

A preliminary investigation shows that yesterday morning, Rheam called the Gas City Police and said that her home had been burglarized. She reported that some electronics were missing and the rear door of her home had allegedly been kicked in.

Officers took a report and cleared the home, but didn’t find any suspects. Later in the morning, Rheam’s roommate came home and found her body. An autopsy on Rheam will be conducted to try and determine the exact cause of death. 

The investigation then lead to the arrests of Lenoir and Tyra, both of Marion, IN. They each face a single count of murder and a felony charge for robbery.

Tyra is in the Grant County Detention Center and Lenoir is in the Grant County Jail. They’re both being held without bond.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Indiana State Police detectives by calling the Indiana State Police Peru Post at 1-800-382-0689 or 765-473-6666. Information can also be provided to the Gas City Police Department by calling 1-765-674-2278.