Woman charged with murder and rape after two individuals were restrained in home

Evansville, Indiana: Last Tuesday, October 19, officers responded to a residence after a woman flagged down an Indiana State Trooper and indicated that she had inadvertently discovered what could have been a "murder and kidnapping."

 

She told officers that she had gone to the home to help the woman clean for a "landlord inspection." While taking a break she sat down on what she believed to be a pile of pillows and blankets. She soon discovered though, that she was sitting on a body, and additionally heard the voice of a female asking for help.

 

Officers responded to the residence on Stinson Avenue at around 11 pm. While attempting to get those inside to exit, a male, since identified as Carey Hammond exited holding what officers believed to be a firearm.

 

Bodycam footage reportedly shows Hammond extend the item like a firearm at which time officered opened fire, striking and killing the man.

 

Inside the residence officers found a deceased male and a female that was bound and injured. She was transported to the hospital for treatment.

 

A female suspect, 36-year-old Heidi Kathleen Carter was located inside the home and taken into custody.

 

Also found within the home where two teenagers, another adult, and multiple pets. The other individuals are not considered suspects.

 

Investigators believe that Carter met the two victims, 50-year-old Timothy Scott Ivy and the unidentified female through a dating app. They wrote in their affidavit that "[Hammond] arrived home during their sexual activity" and "became angry and began to beat [Ivy] with a baseball bat."

 

Carter assisted Hammond in restraining both victims, and it was reported by the female that she had brandished a firearm and threatened them by saying that she "knows someone in Indianapolis who knows how to get rid of a dead body."

 

In addition to the charges of murder and rape, Carter has been charged with abuse of a corpse, criminal confinement with a firearm, intimidation with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and assisting a criminal.