Male Victim in Stinson Ave. Murder-Rape Case Identified

His body was discovered late Tuesday night following an officer-involved shooting on Stinson Avenue.

Posted: Oct 22, 2021 6:59 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2021 7:32 PM

The Vanderburgh County Coroner has released the identity of the man that was murdered in a home on Evansville's west side.

His body was discovered late Tuesday night following an officer-involved shooting on Stinson Avenue.

According to the coroner, the man was 50-year-old Timothy S. Ivy of Evansville. According to the affidavit released by police, Ivy was strangled. However, an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning.

That same document reveals, Ivy and his girlfriend were invited over to the home by Heidi Carter. She is currently the only person facing charges in connection to the murder-rape case.

During an interrogation, Carter admitted to meeting the couple on a dating app and inviting them to the home. She also told investigators the three did drugs, drank, and took part in sexual activities.

According to the affidavit, that is when Carey Hammond, Carter's boyfriend showed up at the house. The surviving witness, Ivy's girlfriend told investigators Hammond became enraged and beat the couple with a baseball bat.

Ivy and his girlfriend were then tied up. Police tell 44News the girlfriend was raped by Hammond. The affidavit also indicates that Ivy was strangled to death by a belt.

His body was then covered with blankets. It was discovered by a friend of Carter's who had been invited over to help clean. The woman was able to get out of the house and flag down a state trooper for help.

That resulted in multiple agencies responding to the Stinson Ave. home. Both Carter and another man came out of the home following officer instructions.

According to body and dashcam from that night, Hammond walked out of the front door holding what looked like a gun. He was shot and killed by officers. The coroner confirms Hammond died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

The officer-involved shooting remains under investigation, but initial reports from the Evansville Police Department call it an apparent suicide-by-cop. EPD tells 44News the object in Hammond's hands wasn't a gun, but an item shaped to look like one.

Carter is currently being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail without bond.

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